a song for lady franklin

from by martin silver

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written after i read the book called "frozen in time" by owen beattie and john geiger. it is about the ill-fated arctic expedition to find the north-west passage, of Sir John Franklin in 1845-1848. They were never found. Lady Franklin spared no expense trying to find him. She spent the rest of her life doing so and became quite a knowledgeable person about the arctic and the search for the north-west passage.


know as the man, shoes he ate
he could survive anything
one hundred men looked to him
they're of to sea without

he never returned

10 000 pounds
i would freely give
to know on earth
that my franklin do live

they had enough for three years
a sailing ship to withstand
one hundred souls to their grave
no single one to be saved


from scrapwood and wire, released May 7, 2014



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martin silver Berlin, Germany

Martin is a Canadian and has been living in Berlin Germany since 2002. He has a wife and two kids and although he loves them very dearly, he was so excited by the fact of being home alone for a weekend at the begining of 2014, that he decided to take apart the bottom bunk in the kids room and build a very small yet cozy recording studio. Scrapwood and Wire is a record of this weekend ... more

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