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Rasta The Reuben James (32) Lyr Add: THE THRESHER (from the Kingston Trio) 06 Jan 01

Oh, the Thresher, the finest atomic ship
That ever sailed for the sea,
Each man on board was a volunteer
Was there 'cause he chose there to be

Every man jack on board was a hero
Every man jack on board there was brave
Every man jack on board was a hero
Each man choose the watery grave

Oh their wives and their sweethearts they came down to port
Their last love good-byes there to say
Each promised to be tearless and brave
Promised to meet them someday

Every man jack on board, etc.

Then dive said the captain and we held our breath
A sound like she broke right in two
That was the last we ever heard of her
The last word we heard from the crew


Oh the Thresher, now her reactor is still
But very good company she keeps
Men from the Lexington, Hornet and the Wasp
Are down there with her in the deep

Without ranting and raving, I've been around a lot of great folk music and love it all, and as far as I'm concerned THE KINGSTON TRIO with all its members were very much an influence and a whole lot of fun to boot. They did much for folk music and as well, steered a lot of young people towards Bluegrass as well. Have a great weekend end everyone—Rastaaa

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 25-Jun-02.

Note: The Kingston Trio Sunny Side! album says this song was sritten by Allen/Nielsen/Donald, and titled "Ballad of the Thresher."
-Joe Offer-

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