TINY RED LIGHT Traditional (Newfoundland) Put the light in the window my darling she said As she gazed at the dark stormy night over head A little girl ran with an eager delight As she placed in the window the tiny red light Her father came home from his work wet and cold Angry and cross cause his fish were not sold He said that the oil it must do for the night So he took from the window the tiny red light Father dear father don't take it away Think of the poor sailors far out on the bay If he could have seen what had happened that night That could have been saved by the tiny red light Early next morning came a knock on the door A sailor stood pointing far out on the shore Three tiny ships went a drift in the gale With tears in his eyes told her father this tale We followed your tiny red light said the man Till it vanished from sight on the rocks our ships ran Many were drowned on the billows last night That might have been saved by the tiny red light That could have been saved by the tiny red light