I believe the previous Songplay riddle was too easy, today I'd like to share another great song and as with the previous Songplay, the idea is for you to figure out what song it is and who it’s by. Good luck to you all!

The Rules

  • The riddle has to match the original rhymes.
  • The riddle has to stay with the original flow of the section you choose.
  • You must explain what the song is about as best you can.
  • Subtly giving away the artist or title is fine.

The Puzzle

Today's song is a great part of American history! I will offer up $50$ reputation to receive a creative answer.

Let me share a tale, of how 29 brave men drowned, in a tale of misfortune quite spumy.

I wish, it was said, the lake gives up her dead, when the skies up above her turn gloomy.

Going back home, with tons of iron in store, weighed more than the ship did when empty.

Her good hearted crew, was tough through and through, when the gales of the winter came early.

The captain rang in, for the ship was done in, and his good ship and crew were in peril.

What is the song, and who is it by?

  • $\begingroup$ It's by Lights Poxleitner-Bokan? The acronym says 'light'. $\endgroup$
    – Alto
    Sep 25, 2018 at 16:17

1 Answer 1


This song is

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, by (Canadian) Gordon Lightfoot!

  • $\begingroup$ So in order to stump you up, I have to do a more modern song lol Great story and fantastic song! I knew this one was too easy too. LOL $\endgroup$ Sep 25, 2018 at 16:22
  • $\begingroup$ @PerpetualJ it did help that some of the lines were almost exactly what I remember the actual song to be, but it’s hard to change a lot of the words and still have them fit the music. Great puzzle though!! $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Sep 25, 2018 at 16:23

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