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Only For Jessie Collins (Gary Callahan) video
#2699: YouTube video provided by CDBaby
℗1996 ~ Used with permission ~

Now, Jessie Collins was an average man,
wasn't looking for fame,
But on that night of tragedy,
a hero he became;
He kept the men standing
when they wanted to lie down,
He kept prodding them and bullying them
to keep them moving around.

Only for Jessie Collins, many more would die,
Only for Jessie Collins, who wouldn't let them lie;
Only for Jessie Collins, more would have froze,
Only for Jessie Collins, who kept them on their toes.

Now Jessie Collins 'came a superman
on that sad night of grief,
Fighting off death, the enemy,
that crept in like a thief;
He lit fires, made hot drinks,
frozen bodies to revive,
He kept goading them and bugging them
to try and keep them alive.

Only for Jessie Collins, many more would die,
Only for Jessie Collins, who wouldn't let them lie;
Only for Jessie Collins, more would have froze,
Only for Jessie Collins, who kept them on their toes.

Now Jessie Collins was everywhere
to fight off tragedy,
When ice formed on their faces,
he bit it off you see;
And though this froze his lips,
it did not slow him down,
He kept watching them and helping them
and kept them moving around.

Only for Jessie Collins, many more would die,
Only for Jessie Collins, who wouldn't let them lie;
Only for Jessie Collins, more would have froze,
Only for Jessie Collins, who kept them on their toes.

####.... Everett Adams [b.1940] of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, ©1996. Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
Recorded by Gary Callahan (Death On The Ice, The Ultimate Price, 1996 CD, trk#4, Newsflash Sounds recorded at Renaissance Music, both of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL).

See more Gary Callahan songs.

See also by Everett Adams:

Death On The Ice (The Story)

Death, The Ultimate Price

What Happened To The Southern Cross?

See more NL shipwreck songs.

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