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Christmas Dinner With Sam (Harve Bishop) video
#967: YouTube video by oldirishladdie ©2007
~ Used with permission ~

This year I'm havin' Christmas dinner with me buddy Sam,
He said there'd be no turkey, but there's lots of turrs and ham;
A roast of moose, a great big goose, a bottle of bakeapple jam,
All to celebrate Christmas day with me buddy Sam.

He'll need a stove as big as the cove if he's gonna cook all of that stuff,
He'll prob'ly want you all along, and I'm sure he'll have enough;
If we don't get snow for the reindeers, old Santa will ride his trike,
You never can tell, if things go well, he'll stay all Christmas night.

Everyone is headin' up the bay,
We'll be eatin' turrs and moose all Christmas day;
Gonna be the brightest spot in Newfoundland,
We're celebratin' Christmas day with me buddy Sam.

We'll sleep in Johnny's waterbed if we can't get home that night,
She'll be loaded down with jingle bells and lots of Christmas lights;
There'll be Christmas songs ringin' all over Newfoundland,
We're celebratin' Christmas eve with me buddy Sam.

Everyone is headin' up the bay,
We'll be eatin' turrs and moose all Christmas day;
Gonna be the brightest spot in Newfoundland,
We're celebratin' Christmas day with me buddy Sam.
We're celebratin' Christmas day with me buddy Sam.

####.... Harve Bishop [b.1949] of Hatchet Cove, Trinity Bay, NL ----####
Recorded by Harve Bishop (Merry Christmas To You From Me, trk#1, 1990, SWC Productions, English Harbour West, NL).

See more songs by Harve Bishop.

See more Christmas songs from Newfoundland and Labrador.

From the Dictionary Of Newfoundland English:
Bakeapple - low plant growing in bogs and producing an amber berry in late summer; cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus).
Turr - one of several sea-birds hunted as food; Atlantic common murre; baccalieu bird (Uria aalge aalge).

Note: Although the name bake-apple does seem to be used almost exclusively in Newfoundland, the berry itself can be found in most of the world's circumpolar regions and is usually called the cloudberry. For more information see the Cloudberry Fact Sheet.



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