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Double Daylight Saving Time (Simani) videos
#847: YouTube video by NLTreasure ©2009
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Uncle Tom's watch used to shine in the dark,
But he gave her a wee-gee out over the wharf;
"Don't need her now, boys," Uncle Tom said,
"Since the new daylight savin's time scheme was brought in."

Who t'ought it up, boys, God love his heart,
Is wonderful seein's our summer's so short;
With twice as much sunshine, oh, Lord, bless us all,
I 'low we'll be burned up as black as the coal.

Double your pleasure, double your fun,
For half of the year we'll have double the sun.

The man down at U.I. was scratchin' his head,
"Gettin' some funny letters here lately," he said,
"Like, if I had enough double daylight punched in,
Do you think that me five weeks could pass off for ten?"

Me grandfather's just about ninety years old,
He can't seem to get what is happenin', you know;
All his life he's been up at the crackin' of dawn,
Now dawnin' don't crack till the day's almost gone.

A frisky young feller who lives up the bay,
He now 'auls his lobster pots twice every day,
And got plenty of time when his fishing is through,
To burn up some pork chops on his gas barbeque.

Double your pleasure, double your fun,
For half of the year we'll have double the sun.

Now some say it's bad while others say it's good,
Savings on kerosene, shocking on wood;
And mothers who can't get their youngsters to bed,
Can't sleep 'cause they got too much light in their head.

But supposin' we lived where the sun never sets,
Where half of the year the lamp's never lit;
So, make like the Eskimos livin' up north,
Pull down your blind and your igloo goes dark.

Double your pleasure, double your fun,
For half of the year, we'll have double the sun,
With double the daylight we'll double the fun.

####.... Bud Davidge of Simani ....####
Recorded by Simani (Two For The Show, trk#6, SWC Productions, English Harbour West, NL, 1988).

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From the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:
Wee-gee - a sudden movement in a different direction; to make such a movement.

Note: U.I. - Unemployment Insurance.


#567: YouTube video by oldirishladdie ©2009
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