T’was a (C)cold winter’s day and the (F)seas they
When six bold fishermen made their (Em)way to the (Am)shore.
Said good(C)bye to their friends and their (F)loved ones so
And (C)they went a fishing from (Em)Burtonport (Am)pier.
They were (C)carefree and proud as they (F)sailed out to (G)sea
On a (F)fine fishing (C)vessel called the (F)Evelyn Ma(C)rie.
But (C)as they returned with their (F)catch for the (C)day
Through the treacherous waters of (Em)Donegal (Am)Bay.
The (C)joy on their faces was (F)soon turned to (G)grief
When off (C)Rathlinoburin their (Em)boat hit a (Am)reef.
She (C)quickly broke up and (F)sank in the (G)sea
And six (F)crew men went (C)down with the (F)Evelyn Ma(C)rie.
Now the (C)news quickly spread all a(F)long the north (C)west
That the crews on the lifeboats were (Em)doin’ their (Am)best.
As the (C)winds they grew stronger and the (F)rain it did (G)pour
While the (C)locals they searched all a(Em)long Malin(Am)more.
And as (C)daybreak shone out it was (F)plain for to (G)see
That there (F)were no sur(C)vivors on the (F)Evelyn Ma(C)rie.