The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot (cover)
This is my cover of Gordon Lightfoot's well known song of the loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald on November 10, 1975 in a storm on Lake Superior. I grew up in Lakewood, OH where I could watch the many ore boats coming into Cleveland as I did yard work on properties looking out over Lake Erie. So the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald was quite a shock to me. Many of the crew members lived in areas all around where I grew up, including Lakewood. I did change the words from the original recording to conform to how Gordon Lightfoot sings this now. He removed the reference to the main hatchway caving in since researchers now know that ship sank because the hull broke in half. My mother's uncles, my grand uncles, were all ship's engineers on the ore boats on the Great Lakes, so I can't help thinking about the 29 men lost when I sing this song. The song is, to me, a reminder of the power of nature, as we are reminded once again as we enter hurricane season.
For reference, the 12-string is my Guild F512, the electric lead guitar is a Gibson ES-335, the bass is a Carvin.
Thanks for listening. - Glenn