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THE GULF STREAM'S CORAL SPINE
Liz Smith
January 17, 1966
If you tell 10 people at random that you have recently been in the Exumas, nine of them will probably think you are describing an uncomfortable skin condition. The 10th might inquire politely, as did Writer Tom Wolfe: "Is that a place or a religious state of mind?" The individual who does realize that the Exumas are islands will not be quite sure what they are islands of. ("Oh, the Bahamas—of course.")
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January 17, 1966

The Gulf Stream's Coral Spine

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CHORUS:

Sail her down, sail her down
Sail her down to George Town.
Highborne Cay the first we see
Yellow Bank is by the lee.

CHORUS

Harvey Cay is in the moon,
Farmers Cay is coming soon.

CHORUS

Now we come to Galliot,
Out into the ocean we must go.

CHORUS

Children's Bay is passing fast
Stocking Island come at last.

CHORUS

Nassau gal is all behind,
George Town gal is on my mind.

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