We were homeward bound one night on the deep|
Swinging in my hammock I fell asleep
I dreamed a dream and I thought it true
Concerning Franklin and his gallant crew.
2. With one hundred seamen he sailed away
3. Through cruel hardships they vainly strove|
Their ships on mountains of ice was drove
Only the Eskimo with his skin canoe
Was the only one that ever came through.
4. In Baffin's Bay where the whale fish blow
5. So now my burden it gives me pain,|
For my long lost Franklin I would cross the main.
Ten thousand pounds would I freely give,
To say on earth that my Franklin do live.
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