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The Moon-Man Newfie (Connors) score, tabs, videos

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#17: YouTube video by jrabbit612 ©2007
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You might think it's goofy,
But the man in the moon is a Newfie,
And he's sailing on to glory, away in the golden dory;
He's sailing on to glory, away in the golden dory.

Codfish Dan from Newfoundland
He dreamt that he had three wishes,
And he took Mars and all the stars
And he turned them into big fishes;
He said the sky was much too dry
And he made a wavy motion,
And the moon, like a boat,
Began to float upon the starry ocean.

And you might think it's goofy,
But the man in the moon is a Newfie,
And he's sailing on to glory, away in the golden dory;
Sailing on to glory, away in the golden dory.

One night he strayed to the Milky Way
To cast his nets upon it,
He spied the tail of a great big whale
And he harpooned Halley's comet;
He never had a pot for the fish that he caught
So he had to use the big dipper,
And the sun, by Jove, was a very good stove
For cookin' up smelts and kippers.

And you might think it's goofy,
But the man in the moon is a Newfie,
And he's sailing on to glory, away in the golden dory;
He's sailing on to glory, away in the golden dory.

Now the Northern Lights that seemed so bright
Like nothin' could be grander,
Well they're just waves of the moon-boat made
By the Newfoundland Commander;
And don't you sigh and say, "Oh, my!
What gross exaggerations."
'Cause he'll tell you the dream was true
When Codfish Dan awakens.

And you might think it's goofy,
But the man in the moon is a Newfie,
And he's sailing on to glory, away in the golden dory;
He's sailing on to glory, away in the golden dory.

You might think it's goofy,
But the man in the moon is a Newfie,
And he's sailing on to glory, away in the golden dory;
Sailing on to glory, away in the golden dory.

####.... Stompin' Tom Connors ....####
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#2170: YouTube video by NLTreasure ©2008
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#111 YouTube video courtesy of NFB Canada
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Also recorded by Michael T Wall as The Man In The Moon Is A Newfie (The Singing Newfoundlander, trk#8, 1973, Banff-Rodeo Records, Halifax, Nova Scotia) and also Moon Man Newfie (Sing Along With Michael T Wall, trk#12, 1983, Canadian Country Music, Toronto, Ontario).

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[D] You might think it's [G] goofy,
But the [A7] man in the moon is a [D] Newfie,
And he's sailing on to [G] glory, a- [A7] way in the golden [D] dory;
He's sailing on to [G] glory, a- [A7] way in the golden [D] dory.

Codfish Dan, from Newfoundland,
He [A] dreamt that he had three [D] wishes,
And he took Mars and all the stars,
And [A] turned them into big [D] fishes.
He said the sky was much too dry,
And he [A] made a wavy [D] motion,
And the moon like a boat began to float,
Up [A] on the starry [D] ocean.

[D] You might think it's [G] goofy,
But the [A7] man in the moon is a [D] Newfie,
And he's sailing on to [G] glory, a- [A7] way in the golden [D] dory;
He's sailing on to [G] glory, a- [A7] way in the golden [D] dory.

One night he strayed to the Milky Way,
To [A] cast his nets up [D] on it,
He spied the tail of a great big whale,
And he [A] harpooned Halley's [D] Comet;
He never had a pot for the fish that he caught,
So he [A] had to use the Big [D] Dipper,
And the sun, by jove, was a very good stove,
For [A] cooking up smelts and [D] kippers.

[D] You might think it's [G] goofy,
But the [A7] man in the moon is a [D] Newfie,
And he's sailing on to [G] glory, a- [A7] way in the golden [D] dory;
He's sailing on to [G] glory, a- [A7] way in the golden [D] dory.

Now, the Northern Lights that seem so bright,
Like [A] nothing could be [D] grander,
Well, they're just waves of the moon-boat made
By the [A] Newfoundland com- [D] mander.
And don't you sigh and say, "Oh, my,
What [A] gross exagger- [D] ation!"
'Cause he'll tell you the dream was true,
When [A] Codfish Dan a[D] wakens.

[D] You might think it's [G] goofy,
But the [A7] man in the moon is a [D] Newfie,
And he's sailing on to [G] glory, a- [A7] way in the golden [D] dory;
He's sailing on to [G] glory, a- [A7] way in the golden [D] dory.

~ Chords contributed by Dennis Hiebert ~


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