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Video by Matt Wainwright.

Song Lyric
When you were born a hundred years ago, you were a beacon of light, Noorderlicht. And then under another name,
you became a different kind of haven, Noorderlicht.
Then you were stripped down to your bones, and left an empty shell, oh!
Heave away, haul away, sailing on the Arctic sea
Hoist the sail, coil the rope, sailing on the Nooooooorderlicht!
If it hadn’t been for Captain Ted,
that might have been the end of your career, Noorderlicht
But in your emptiness, the Captain recognized your magnificence, Noorderlicht. So he went to work,
plank by plank he manifested your majestic form
(chorus repeats)
For your christening a schooner, you became
your third and final name: Noorderlicht
Upon your mast unfurled the sails
that set you sailing on the ocean waves, Noorderlicht
Now since 1994, you have braved the ice and storms in all your glory
(chorus repeats)
Then in September of 2010
you nearly met your end again, Noorderlicht
Sheets of ice were pushing you toward rocks
that threatened your existence, Noorderlicht
Closing in were hungry polar bears, and no help anywhere, oh!
(chorus repeats)
If it hadn’t been for Captain Ted,
that might have been the end of your career, Noorderlicht.
But he steered you clear of ice and rocks
while Afka scared away the polar bears, Noorderlicht.
Then Renske hoisted your sails,
Meanwhile Sonia cooked a feast to celebrate a hundred years
(chorus repeats)


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