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Composed by Mrs. W. B. Bull
Published by A.W. Perry & Sons' Music Company


There's a hole in the side of the ship "Jack Binns,"
The Captain above him cried;
Give a message at once to the wandering winds,
"Aye, aye, sir, Jack Binns replied.

The Captain was brave, but braver was he
Who sat in his room with his hand on the key
And steadily sounded his CQD
To people somwhere outside.

Jack Binns, Jack Binns, Bravest of all the crew;
Jack Binns, Jack Binns, the world loves and honors you.

Has anyone answered you yet Jack Binns?
The Captain above him cried;
Has anyone heeded the voice of the winds?
"Aye, aye, sir, Jack Binns replied.

The nations are coming, to help us distressed,
They've answered my call from the east and the west,
And cutter and liner are doing their best
The couriers of death to outride.

Jack Binns, Jack Binns, Bravest of all the crew;
Jack Binns, Jack Binns, the world loves and honors you.

The folk are all saved thanks to you Jack Binns,
The Captain was at his side,
It's a wonderful thing to talk with the winds
"Aye, aye, sir, Jack Binns replied.

Then out from his vigils all lonely and long,
He came to be caught in the arms of the throng,
And carried away in story and song
As far as the world is wide.

Jack Binns, Jack Binns, Bravest of all the crew;
Jack Binns, Jack Binns, the world loves and honors you.




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