- SPIRIT OF PELORUS JACK -
(Words & Music by John Donoghue)
Oh Pelorus Jack, he did his best,
to keep mankind on his side
but to man a dolphin's no more than a fish,
and don't memories soon
Now you're pouring your garbage out into the sea
it's reaching out to Jacky's grave
you can bet he's still grinning in his watery tomb
knowing you cannot be saved.
And the Spirit of Pelorus Jack is alive
to keep us from going wrong
but unless he revives we cannot survive
and the dolphins, play on.
It was out on the Straits on a blustery morn'
when the Dolphins did find our ship
they played with us and stayed with
leading us through the rip
and all of the while,
they frolicked and smiled,
knowing that we were their friends
but woe betide, if the day does arrive
their mind Jack will change for them.
Now the Sealers and whalers, how could they know?
too busy killing for gold.
and that is the bloodstock that we're
though the big pots are rusted and cold
and now like foreign devils it's us doing the deeds
when will we understand?
that the flame of time might be flickerin' & dyin,'
apon this age of man.