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The Mystery of the Mary Celeste

This song was created for Game of Bands round 111 : "Avant-Garde"

Lyrics:

THE MARY CELESTE (based on a true story)

ghost ship ... 1872
mysterious... floating
cargo ... intact
crew is ... all gone
10 ... days ago
No signs ... no cause
Lifeboat ... is gone
Posessions ... still here

What could have made the crew to be disposessed
and flee from The Mary Celeste?

Transporting ... Alcohol
No sign .... of explosion
plenty ... of food
Ship ... seaworthy
Was it... foul play
mutiny ... by crew?
piracy ... fraud?
for insurance ... or salvage?

With no known survivors, no one can attest
what happened to The Mary Celeste?

Investigations .... ensued
hearings ... were held
still no ... conclusions
inquest ... is closed
ship ... recommissioned
myth ... it grew
theories ... abounded
most of them ... wrong

Did they all flee the ship, at the Captain's behest,
and abandon The Mary Celeste?

In ... 2005
scale model ... was built
to test ... if leakage
would ... cause explosion
without ... any burns
to wood ... or to sails
a high ... pressure wave
Could explode ... then go out!

Experiment proved out what some people guessed
Went to a lifeboat of The Mary Celeste
Tethered themselves, but to all their distress
the rope slipped from The Mary Celeste.
[Exit]

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