George Malcolm Laws
G C It was homeward bound one night on the deep, Am7 D G Swinging in my hammock, I fell asleep. C G I dreamed a dream and I thought it true, Am7 D Concerning Franklin, C G And his gallant crew. G C With a hundred sailors he sailed away Am7 D G The frozen ocean in the month of may C G To seek a passage around the pole Am7 D Where we poor sailors , C G sometimes have to go. G C Through cruel hardships they vainly strove; Am7 D G Their ship on mountains of ice was drove; C G Only the Indian with his skin canoe, Am7 D Was the only one, C G that ever came through. G C In Baffin bay where the whale-fish blow Am7 D G The fate of Franklin, no man may know; C G The fate of Franklin, no tongue may tell, Am7 D Where Franklin along, C G with his sailors does dwell. G C And now my burden, it brings me pain; Am7 D G For my long, lost Franklin I would cross the main; C G Ten thousand guineas I would freely give Am7 D To say on Earth, C G that my Franklin does live..