Ernest Shackleton Loves Me the musical - Every Hand to the Lifeboats Lyrics

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Ernest Shackleton Loves Me the Musical - Every Hand to the Lifeboats Lyrics


ERNEST
Every hand to the lifeboats, you brave hearty men!
It is time for us all to be sailors again
It is I, ernest shackleton, here in command
And I promise, my hearties, we're gonna find land
(spoken)
Men, we are heading home to england!
Come, katherine, we must work harder than ever!

KAT
So we paddle we pull never slack never slow

ERNEST, KAT & HARMONY BOX
With a hey and a ho and we’re on our way

KAT
Though our fingers all freeze to the oars as we row

HARMONY BOX
With a hey and a ho and we’re on our way

ERNEST
The nearest known island a hundred miles on

HARMONY BOX
With a hey and a ho and we’re on our way

ERNEST & KAT
Through the storm and the wind and the grey of the dawn

HARMONY BOX
With a hey and a ho and we’re on our way

ERNEST
And we’re gritting our teeth and we shake off the cold
As the sleet falls in sharp little specks
But the hunger is starting to weaken us all
As the ice water pours down our necks

KAT
Now we’re seasick and starving and soaked to the skin
Tormented by terrible thirst
Frostbitten, feverish, barely alive
And still we have not seen the worst

ERNEST
The crew is overwhelmed by hunger
Exhaustion
Misery

ERNEST & KAT
The chance of finding land so remote
So remote
And yet we sail on
Sail on --
Through the jaws of the jagged ice pack
As the killer whales circle nearby

HARMONY BOX looped
Sail on

KAT & ERNEST
Through the crags and the canyons where we could be crushed in the blink of an eye

KAT, ERNEST & HARMONY BOX
Through magnificent vistas that no man has seen
Glistening glaciers of aquamarine
Luminous crystalline spires of ice
An otherworldly paradise
Sun-speckled sapphire seas, the breeze,
The endless gaping sky...

KAT & ERNEST
And after seven unbearable days out at sea
The men give a shout -

ERNEST
Land ahoy! Could it be?

KAT & ERNEST
We’ve spotted an island with stone and with sand

KAT
And just as you promised them, we're gonna find land
We’re gonna find land

ERNEST
And we have found land

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