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At seventeen years of age, James Cook stands on a cliff overlooking Whitby Harbour in North Yorkshire and contemplates a life of adventure at sea.

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Prospects of Adventure
(Music: Tim Hunter, Lyrics: Frederick McKinnon)

LET PROVIDENCE AND FORTITUDE
BE THE WINDS THAT FILL MY SAILS
TO ACHIEVE MY LIFE’S AMBITION
AND LEAD ME ON GREAT MISSIONS

AS A YORKSHIRE FARM BOY
ROSEBERRY TOPPING I WOULD CLIMB
TO VIEW THE SEA BEYOND THE SHORE
OTHER WORLDS MEANT TO FIND

A TOILING VILLAGE SHOP LAD
WITH TEEMING OCEAN NEAR
I’D SENSE A PASSION IN MY SOUL
AS SAILORS’ TALES I’D HEAR

Goddamit! It’s time to be master of my fate.

ON WHITBY SHIPS I’LL GO
TO SAIL THE GREAT NORTH SEA
I’LL STUDY SEAMANSHIP AND STARS
THERE’S SOMETHING CALLING ME

LET PROVIDENCE AND FORTITUDE
BE THE WINDS THAT FILL MY SAILS
TO ACHIEVE MY LIFE’S AMBITION
AND LEAD ME ON GREAT MISSIONS

LIFE ON LAND IS NOT FOR ME
I WANT TO BE FREE
I CAN SEE . . .
PROSPECTS OF ADVENTURE
PROSPECTS OF ADVENTURE

LET PROVIDENCE AND FORTITUDE
BE THE WINDS THAT FILL MY SAILS
TO ACHIEVE MY LIFE’S AMBITION
AND LEAD ME ON GREAT MISSIONS

PROSPECTS OF ADVENTURE
PROSPECTS OF ADVENTURE

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from Blue Horizons - Volume 1 of Songs from 'Journeys: Captain James Cook', released February 14, 2018
Tim Hunter: Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards; Dan Mizen: Drums.
Produced by Tim Hunter for Northern Soundscapes.
Recorded at Northern Soundscapes Studios, Knaresborough
(Drums Recorded at Active Audio, Harrogate)

Copyright © 2018 Tim Hunter and Frederick McKinnon. All rights reserved. This work is registered with the UK Copyright Service: Registration No: 284700072

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Northern Soundscapes is Tim Hunter's music label. He is a singer/songwriter/producer. His musical compositions range from ballads through to classic rock and have been enjoyed by audiences both in Europe and the United States.

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