"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" – Gordon Lightfoot (HD w/ Lyrics) Posted on May 31, 2019May 31, 2019 by Hans Swaniawski by Hans Swaniawski Post navigation UGC NET ENGLISH LITERATURE, Renaissance and Reformation.Ravindra Jain Biography | Music Composer & Lyricist Profile 49 thoughts on “"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" – Gordon Lightfoot (HD w/ Lyrics)” 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 🇨🇦💕 Reply The ship of man's destiny. Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply Everybody gotta die of sump'n Reply This makes me think of old sailer songs and grandmoms stories from her youth (I'm Norwegian). Beautiful song for those who where lost. Reply Twas the witch of November come stealin. With a pipe. In the library. Reply Detroy-it Reply goosebumps…. every time i hear this song….. Reply Its a sad good song tho Im only 11 so I dont know much except this the best song Reply Time outs with this blasting would be very effective 😀 Reply 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 !! ???? 💜💜💜❤❤❤💙💙💙 Reply the greatest song ever written… Reply 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. Reply Write the lyric with me *the legend lives on from the Chippewa on down Reply The crying of the guitars, (rif), makes this melody more exciting, congratulations to the video. Reply RIP / ATB Reply A Masterpiece thru & thru. Exceptional Craftsmanship of a Song. Haunting & Chilling indeed.Gordon Lightfoot you're a legend, your songs are timeless masterpieces. Reply Love this song !! ❤ Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply Love this ballad/Epitaph. Reply Best story telling song ever written Reply Just Brilliant! Reply Rip grandpa n Andrew h sipple cousin Reply This is as Canadian as it can get Reply Love this song. Hit repeat a few times now. Reply 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 ! Reply 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. Reply It is a history lesson with rich detail, set to poetry. Hard to convey soo much, soo beautifully and with an amazing mournful guitar. Reply 46 million plus views-WOW. Can't believe 13K didn't like it. Reply 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. Reply 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 Reply B6. You sank my battleship. Reply 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. Reply Scared the shite outta me in my youth. Still does. Rip to those lost. ❤️ Reply Bless you all Reply now we have the beaver Reply So sad, but I love it anyways. So heartfelt. Reply 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 Reply B Reply Sad my dad was 5 wen it sunk Reply 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… Reply Badass song No matter how old is nothing like old songs that have a true meaning Reply So sad. Young 20 something year Olds died. Reply "Does anyone know where the love god goes when the waves turn the minutes to hours.." Hits like a ton of bricks every time. Reply 'the church bell chimed, till it rang 29 times…" ( sailors, fishers, etc….live on an island). Reply What a touching song to honor those lost. Thank you Gordon. Reply RIP it's tragic that this ever happened Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.