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Liberator

(P.Jacobs)


Written (and sung) by original Dragons' guitar player Pat Jacobs. Pat left the band back in 1999 but has played with us a couple of times since. He joined us (Virtually) during our lockdown shows in 2020.

On that misty day June 13th 1945

A Liberator took off with six passengers alive

Nine crew flying home at the end of the war

Back to the USA not needed anymore

Flying from Prestwick via Stornaway

Over the Atlantic and they were on their way

Flight B248 Air Force Liberator

Lost in the clouds or did the mountains break her?

CHORUS

  And there among the Fairy Lochs the plane still lies

  Two miles from Gairloch she came down from out the skies

  If you take a look to see the wreckage of the plane

  Pray for the souls of the men and the families who remain

What thoughts went through their heads on that fine and fateful day?

What prayers did they offer? What comforts did they say?

As the pilot try to clear that rocky mountain top

The fairy lochs reached out their spell and brought them to a stop

Sometimes at night they say the plane still flies

Beaten broken by the weather and the skies

The war was over, for home they could yearn

Till the land reached out it's spell and fate took it's turn

CHORUS

(C) 1995 Patrick Jacobs

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