The Crinan Canal

by Joyce Schofield (2018)

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The Crinan Canal cut a straight line
From the Atlantic thru to Loch Fyne
It saved many a sailor from a fate truly dire
A treacherous voyage round the Mull of Kintyre

The Crinan Canal is different today
Two hundred years on it has a new role to play
It's a haven for kayaks and luxury yachts
And Japanese tourists taking selfie stick shots

The Crinan Canal's a sight to behold
A waterway wonder from days of old
But in Twenty Nineteen its main pulling power
Is to slow modern life down to four knots an hour

The Crinan Canal cut a straight line
From the Atlantic thru to Loch Fyne
If you wanted to go there but don't have the time
Just google the Crinan and visit on-line

The lyrics, music and video of were kindly provided by the song's writer Joyce Schofield.

The music and lyrics can be downloaded as a pdf by clicking here.