Beverly Anne

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"Beverly Anne"

music by Lord Kenneniah and Reyus, lyrics by Lady Amnara, of The Bards of KeyPoynt.


The men whistled as they passed by her
For her beauty and radiance shown
They'd have fought for the right
To be with her tonight
To be hers and hers alone
To call Beverly Anne their own


People came from afar just to see her
She was on the lips of every man
With harsh trials of skill
They competed until
A crew was formed of dock hands
Who would sail aboard Beverly Anne


As the waves crash down upon her
She pushes onward as best she can
If the storm cannot break her
The cruel sea not take her
She'll prove she is stronger than
Fates no one could understand

Their first voyage started peaceful
Out in waters unexplored
They were too thrilled to see
Dark clouds hanging lowly
On the horizon ignored
By all of the sailors aboard

A swift sickness took hold of the crew then
Brought them shivering to their knees
So they turned her back home
Faced the storm that had grown
She must take on those dangerous seas
While the crew fought against the disease


As the waves crash down upon her
She pushes onward as best she can
If the storm cannot break her
The cruel sea not take her
She'll prove she is stronger than
Fates no one could understand


Through the night, she cut waves like one flying
Sailors held on as she held her course
But the storm came on faster
Than Beverly Anne's master
Forsaw, and came on with great force
They accepted and expected the worst


Her proud sails were slashed to ribbons
Her wind battered mast snapped in two
Still she wouldn't give in
For this fight, she must win
She knew all that she must do
To protect her beloved crew


As the waves crash down upon her
She pushes onward as best she can
If the storm cannot break her
The cruel sea not take her
She'll prove she is stronger than
Fates no one could understand


The storm raged against her as she sailed
She struggled to keep her men safe
She fought knowing that she must prevail
That her men, she could not fail


The crew's fever broke just as the sun rose
They found they'd already landed at shore
They arrived at their port
Not a single hand short
In quicker time than they'd made before
They marveled at Beverly Anne once more


As the men dropped anchor and walked shoreward
Her captain turned to beam upon his ship
But the smile never came
As he saw her smashed frame
The hull slashed open from tip to tip
How had they ever survived the trip?


Her captain stood in awe before her
Lost in memories they shared
He thought back through the years
As he fought back the tears
He had been unprepared
But a few tender words he dared


"You've sailed your last voyage bravely
My dearest Beverly Anne."
The crew assembled her grave
Her figurehead saved
To memorialize her last stand
The sacrifice of Beverly Anne


As the waves crash down upon her
She pushes onward as best she can
If the storm cannot break her
The cruel sea not take her
She'll prove she is stronger than
Fates no one could understand
As the waves crash down upon her
She pushes onward as best she can
If the storm cannot break her
The cruel sea not take her
She'll prove she is stronger than
Fates no one could understand


The great ship
The Beverly Anne


To hear this song as performed by The Bards of KeyPoynt, please follow this link: http://bards.lendral.com/music/welcome/beverlyanne.html
"Beverly Anne" is available for purchase on the Bards' album Welcome to KeyPoynt.