Star Point and Beachy HeadTell their tale of quick and dead.
Forelands both and DungenessSee many a ship in dire distress.
The Lizard and the Longships knowOft the end of friend and foe.
And many and many a seamen's knellHas been rung by Manacles bell.
Gull and Dodman ask arightA wide berth on a dirty night.
Bolt Head and Bolt TailAre ill spots in a Channel gale.
Over nigh to Portland BillIn Channel fog it's just as ill.
And Wolf Rock and Seven StonesRest their feet on sailors' bones.
But from Nore Light to Cape CornwallGoodwin Sands are worst of all!