Stan Rogers

“Barrett’s Privateers”

On this date Canadian folk singer Stan Rogers died in a fire on an Air Canada flight (1948 – 1983).  Stan lived in my hometown of Dundas, Ontario, but he really belonged to the Maritimes.  I was once in a Prince Edward Island pub where a crowd of about 50 people broke into “Barrett’s Privateers“, stamping their feet to keep the time, and sang every damn verse.

“Now I’m a broken man on a Halifax pier / The last of Barrett’s Privateers”

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