#00235
Freddie's Tune (The Sharecroppers) video
#122: YouTube video by gdgest ©2011
~ Used with permission ~

Hi-di-diddle-di-diddle-i, hi-di-diddle-di-deeddle-i,
Hi-di-diddle-di-diddle-i, hi-di-diddle-di-diddle all day.
Hi-di-diddle-di-diddle-i, hi-di-diddle-di-deeddle-i,
Hi-di-diddle-di-diddle-i, hi-di-diddle-di-diddle all day.
Hi-di-diddle-di-diddle-i, hi-di-diddle-di-deeddle-i,
Hi-di-diddle-di-diddle-i, hi-di-diddle-di-diddle all day.

I remember times not long ago when outport life was nice and slow,
My uncle he would sometimes sing a tune while he did work;
It had an upbeat tune you know for he was always on the go,
His voice was clear and it did ring hi-di-diddle-do-day.

Hi-di-diddle-di-diddle-i, hi-di-diddle-di-deeddle-i,
Hi-di-diddle-di-diddle-i, hi-di-diddle-di-diddle all day.
Hi-di-diddle-di-diddle-i, hi-di-diddle-di-deeddle-i,
Hi-di-diddle-di-diddle-i, hi-di-diddle-di-diddle all day.

He sometimes winked and laughed a bit, and oh how I remember it,
His song brings back such memories from somewhere long ago;
When I go back for visits now I still remember how,
With shovel and pick he'd laugh and sing hi-di-diddle-do-day.

Hi-di-diddle-di-diddle-i, hi-di-diddle-di-deeddle-i,
Hi-di-diddle-di-diddle-i, hi-di-diddle-di-diddle all day.
Hi-di-diddle-di-diddle-i, hi-di-diddle-di-deeddle-i,
Hi-di-diddle-di-diddle-i, hi-di-diddle-di-diddle all day.

So Freddie, here's a tune for you - a man who's never been down or blue,
You left me something long ago when you worked and sang your song;
I still remember afternoons I tried to sing your crazy tune,
But I could never copy you and your hi-di-diddle-do-day.

Hi-di-diddle-di-diddle-i, hi-di-diddle-di-deeddle-i,
Hi-di-diddle-di-diddle-i, hi-di-diddle-di-diddle all day.
Hi-di-diddle-di-diddle-i, hi-di-diddle-di-deeddle-i,
Hi-di-diddle-di-diddle-i, hi-di-diddle-di-diddle all day. [Fading....]
Hi-di-diddle-di-diddle-i, hi-di-diddle-di-deeddle-i,
Hi-di-diddle-di-diddle-i, hi-di-diddle-di-diddle all day.

####.... The Sharecroppers. Performing rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
Recorded by The Sharecroppers of Pasadena, NL (Natural, trk#8, 1993, Ibycus Music, St John's NL, independent distribution).

See more songs by The Sharecroppers.


line

Index Page
GEST Songs Of Newfoundland And Labrador



line

~ Copyright Info ~

~ Privacy Policy ~

Confirm Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Here