- SPIRIT OF PELORUS JACK -
(Words & Music by John Donoghue)
Oh Pelorus Jack, he did
to keep mankind on his side
but to man a dolphin's no more than a fish,
and don't memories soon die.
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
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'
the Dolphins did find our ship
they played with us and stayed with us
leading us through the rip
and all of the while, they frolicked and smiled,
knowing that we were their friends
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 drawn from
though the big pots are rusted and cold
like foreign devils it's us doing the deeds
when will we understand?
that the flame of time might be flickerin' &
apon this age of man.