The Black Hole of Point Sturt" is the tale of the most infamous sailing race victory of the miniature schooner Flying Tadpole II 25 years ago, forever earning her the enmity of the fibreglass sailboat owners of the Murray Lakes. You can find the full story (illustrated) at http://www.ace.net.au/schooner/blakhole.htm It's true, all of it. Well, almost all.
The music is a reprise (always intended to be) but I'm out of time and cheated by using previous recordings of the backing. OTOH some of the lyrics are NEW! So there.
THE BLACK HOLE OF POINT STURT (Part 5) Lyrics Copyright © 2000-2021 TJ Fatchen Music Copyright 2021 TJ Fatchen All Rights Reserved APRA-AMCOS
. In which persistence is nobly rewarded, or at least nobbled…
The noble schooner skipper now
Adjures his mongrel crew:
“Behold! Look thou! Beyond the bow!
The fleet’s trapped in a stew!
“Oh, it’s a welcome sight indeed
On th’ horizon limned!
The whole dam’ race fleet, sitting tight,
A-waiting for a wind!
He whistled high,
He whistled low,
He whistled bonny, bonny
And way down south,
Beyond the fleet,
The dark line of the sea-breeze
Come for his relief!
“Come now, you Flying Tadpole!
Lift up your skirts and run!
I’ve whistled up the seabreeze—
You rustle up the fun!”
So Tadpole spread her wings and flew
And through the fleet she tore,
Around the Black Hole turning buoy,
And to the further shore.