Top Hat on Lake George

by Daniel Kelly 2023

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Lake George is just lovely at this time of year,
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And there’s nothing like sailing to bring you some cheer,
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I set out Friday morning the weather was fine,
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The sun and the water, and feeling sublime,

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Now I’m stranded on George in my Top Hat and tails,
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The wind blows me in circles though fluttering sail,
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I’ve only one oar, so I just turn around,
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I hope that real soon I’ll be found.

I don’t have a sailboat, but I did have a sheet,
Tied to a broom-handle, my ship is complete,
But the thing I forgot, as I set out that day,
Is a boat that can’t tack will go only one way.

Now darkness has fallen, the wind starts to rise,
The rough lake’s night water comes over the sides,
What’s that I see flashing, far off on the shore,
After SES rescue I’ll be on TV for sure,






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