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Two Fishermen Missing (Jim Payne) video
#1558: YouTube video by jwhelan709
℗2016 ~ Used with permission ~

One day in September
the skies they were blue,
The wind from the south'ard
on a course straight and true;
They took fuel in Old Perlican,
having left Bay de Verde,
Two fishermen missing
and we still haven't heard.

Two fishermen missing,
oh where could they be,
As all ships and search planes
are combing the sea;
To fishermen missing
those Baccalieu cliffs,
Spell trouble for trawlers,
longliners and skiffs.

Two days on the water
it was their intent,
Their time was spent fishing
then homeward they went;
But the trials of fishermen
they do never cease,
On the rocks the next morning
was the Andrea Denise.

Two fishermen missing,
oh where could they be,
As all ships and search planes
are combing the sea;
To fishermen missing
those Baccalieu cliffs,
Spell trouble for trawlers,
longliners and skiffs.

Bruce Button, the captain,
he kept a firm hand,
Warren Cooper, Gar Bursey
made second and third man;
They were plucked from the water
and saved from the plight,
Of Roll Driscoll, Randy Bursey,
who were nowhere in sight.

Two fishermen missing,
oh where could they be,
As all ships and search planes
are combing the sea;
To fishermen missing
those Baccalieu cliffs,
Spell trouble for trawlers,
longliners and skiffs.

The night lights are burning
out in their hometown,
As loved ones are praying
that these men will be found;
So come all you seafarers
who wait on the shore,
Two fishermen missing....

Two fishermen missing,
oh where could they be,
As all ships and search planes
are combing the sea;
To fishermen missing
those Baccalieu cliffs,
Spell trouble for trawlers,
longliners and skiffs.
Two fishermen missing....

####.... Jim Payne (Empty Nets, 1992 CD and cassette, trk#3, SingSong, Inc. Performing rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved) ....####

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The YouTube video above features an excellent cover performance by Joe Whelan.

Crew members Randy Bursey of Caplin Cove and Roland Driscoll of Old Perlican were lost in the shipwreck of the Andrea Denise in September 1984. The three rescued crewmen were also from Old Perlican. ~ Thanks to Randy Bursey's daughter Mandy for this information, 10/31/2010.

Caplin Cove is a small community on the north shore of Conception Bay. It is surrounded on the north by Low Point near the end of the Bay de Verde Peninsula, and on the south by Lower Island Cove. Caplin Cove was probably named for the large body of capelin in its waters. Known as Parlican at the end of the 16th-century, the name of this once largest fishing port in Trinity Bay was changed to Old Perlican in 1689. It is one of the oldest fishing communities in Newfoundland.

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