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Gordon Lightfoot: The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald Meaning

Song Released: 1976


The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald Lyrics

The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
When the skies of November turn gloomy.

With a load of iron ore - 26,000 tons more
Than the Edmund...

  1. dad
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    Jun 3rd 2018 report

    no matter how big and tough you may be there is always a downside

  2. anonymous
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    Apr 6th 2012 report

    It's the story of an actual wreck of a boat called The Edmund Fitzgerald.

  3. anonymous
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    May 6th 2011 report

    No matter how big or seasoned you are, you can fall

  4. CaptainVegetable
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    Feb 5th 2009 report

    An account of the final hours of the great lakes ore carrier Edmund Fitzgerald before it was suddenly lost with all hands on Lake Superior on November 10th, 1975. The song is largely responsible for raising the profile of the disaster.


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