"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" – Gordon Lightfoot (HD w/ Lyrics)

49 thoughts on “"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" – Gordon Lightfoot (HD w/ Lyrics)

  1. Growing up on the east coast…I can relate. ..So many years have gone by and this is still one of my favourites. It’s just timeless and so beautiful. RIP to all lost souls on the sea 🇨🇦💕

  2. My 2nd ship as an apprentice saw the El Faro go down not a 100 miles away. The rain hid our tears that emergency drill. I'll never forget my captains words when it came clear what happened that day.

  3. I saw Gordon last fall, or summer or spring, I forget which 🙁 , at Soaring Eagle in Mt. Clemens, Mi. For an old guy, he's fit! And, he saved this song for his last song. Still looks great, has great abs and all that. I think he's in his mid-70's. Still a great voice and a great entertainer.

  4. This makes me think of old sailer songs and grandmoms stories from her youth (I'm Norwegian). Beautiful song for those who where lost.

  5. I wonder where the surviving family members are ? Like Son's Daughters ? Wifes ? Grandkids ? Niece's Nephews ? Etc ? Really don't hear much about this !! ???? 💜💜💜❤❤❤💙💙💙

  6. I will never forget that night or that storm. I was living in Sault Ste. Marie at the time. The morning after she went down everyone was talking about losing the Fitz. It is seared into my memory forever.

  7. The crying of the guitars, (rif), makes this melody more exciting, congratulations to the video.

  8. A Masterpiece thru & thru. Exceptional Craftsmanship of a Song. Haunting & Chilling indeed.
    Gordon Lightfoot you're a legend, your songs are timeless masterpieces.

  9. When the hippy music started to die off there were some really good soulful songs in the 70's using electric guitar and drums to accentuate the lyrics. Country music from that time was golden. It seems like story telling is dead, it's all grunts and beats now.

  10. I grew up on Lake Ontario and also spent a lot of time on Erie. Ontario could be a mean one. Many shipwrecks from many different periods in history. The Great Lakes are nothing to mess with, especially with bad weather. Necause of their massive size, the lakes used to be called freshwater inland oceans.

  11. Just listen to Gorden Lightfoot , sing this great meaningful song , definitely at the top of his best list , it really speaks to you about the Edmond Fitzgerald tragedy back in the day on Lake Superior ! Wow what a story line , in such a beautiful song ! I think only Gorden Lightfoot could pull this off , in the story line & music , that tells the tale of the sinking of the ore ship " Edmond Fitzgerald " how awesome , it doesn't get any better than this !

  12. This is the greatest song ever written by a Canadian recording artist. It has so many elements that all go together. The lyrics are superb, the theme is both stirring and painful, the music is relentless and driving, the legend passed down from the natives, the ominous dangerous big lake that creates its own climate, the Canadian content, the eeriness. I could go on. Lightfoot outdid himself here, but he had help from the subject matter itself. I get chills every time I hear it. That riff, repeated over and over, makes one feel like a passenger on that ship, driving through those deadly waves.

  13. It is a history lesson with rich detail, set to poetry. Hard to convey soo much, soo beautifully and with an amazing mournful guitar.

  14. Does anyone know where the love of God goes when the waves turn the minutes to hours? Possibly some of the most haunting words ever sung…I couldn't imagine being alone in the cold water…knowing there is no help that could ever be there in time.

  15. It's almost as if some powerful force wanted to see if they could get away with setting up this wreck and make history in the process

  16. I see a direct link between The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot and Alcohol by Brad Praisley and my inability to pay my spectrum cable bill.

  17. I could listen to Lightfoot’s voice forever as this song was well sung.
    This song is also a very sad one and well told. It makes me feel proud to be an American. All these hardworking Americans losing their lives simply trying to provide for their families.
    RIP

  18. Watched a Doc on all the ships lost in the great lakes once called Great Lake ShipWrecks and Disasters. It stunned me I must say. I think on weather channel or discovery but idk?
    Like most people who don't live near the lakes we never think of it happening so often, even growing up with this song to remind the world of all their dangers and heartbreaks it's still simply unknown. It was a sad but wonderful documentary to watch!
    I remember watching Gordon in concert decades ago, but now I wish I knew then what I know now just to truly get the real feel of this powerful hit even more as it came straight from his heart. I think I only felt half what I should have then by not knowing the story well enough. Like an aha' moment as I watched that doc…

  19. "Does anyone know where the love god goes when the waves turn the minutes to hours.." Hits like a ton of bricks every time.

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