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Newfie Clock Winder (Harry Hibbs) video
#1814 YouTube video by quickaccent2006 ©2011
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A Newfie clock winder to Dublin he came,
Sylvester Snooks was the old Newfie's name;
And as he was passin' his way 'cross the Strand,
He played on his squeeze box and his music was grand.

With me too-ra lum-ma lum-ma,
Too-ra lum-ma lum-ma, too-ra lie-ay,
Too-ra-lie oo-ra-lie oo-ra-lie-ay;
With me too-ra lum-ma lum-ma,
Too-ra lum-ma lum-ma, too-ra lie-ay,
Too-ra-lie oo-ra-lie oo-ra-lie-ay.

A woman who came out in Fitzwilliam Square,
She said her old clock was in need of repair;
She invited him in, and to her delight,
In less than five minutes sure he had her clock right.

With me too-ra lum-ma lum-ma,
Too-ra lum-ma lum-ma, too-ra lie-ay,
Too-ra-lie oo-ra-lie oo-ra-lie-ay;
With me too-ra lum-ma lum-ma,
Too-ra lum-ma lum-ma, too-ra lie-ay,
Too-ra-lie oo-ra-lie oo-ra-lie-ay.

They sat down together, takin' in stock,
When all of a sudden there came a loud knock; (knock...knock)
In came her husband, and oh what a shock,
To see the old Newfie wind up his wife's clock.

With me too-ra lum-ma lum-ma,
Too-ra lum-ma lum-ma, too-ra lie-ay,
Too-ra-lie oo-ra-lie oo-ra-lie-ay;
With me too-ra lum-ma lum-ma,
Too-ra lum-ma lum-ma, too-ra lie-ay,
Too-ra-lie oo-ra-lie oo-ra-lie-ay.

Oh, wife Marianne, wife Marianne,
Why did you take in such an innocent man;
To wind up the clock and leave me on the shelf,
If yer old clock needs windin', sure I'll wind it meself.

With me too-ra lum-ma lum-ma,
Too-ra lum-ma lum-ma, too-ra lie-ay,
Too-ra-lie oo-ra-lie oo-ra-lie-ay;
With me too-ra lum-ma lum-ma,
Too-ra lum-ma lum-ma, too-ra lie-ay,
Too-ra-lie oo-ra-lie oo-ra-lie-ay.

Too-ra lum-ma lum-ma,
Too-ra lum-ma lum-ma, too-ra lie-ay,
Too-ra-lie oo-ra-lie oo-ra-lie-ay;
With me too-ra lum-ma lum-ma,
Too-ra lum-ma lum-ma, too-ra lie-ay,
Too-ra-lie oo-ra-lie oo-ra-lie-ay.
Too-ra-lie oo-ra-lie oo-ra-lie-ay.

####.... Author unknown. Traditional Newfoundland song, an apparent derivative of The Old German Clockwinder ....####
This variant arranged and recorded by Harry Hibbs (All Kinds Of Everything, trk#2, 1973, Marathon Music Incorporated, Toronto, Ontario); and (Newfoundland Gold Volume 2, trk#14, 1994, Heritage Music, Scarborough, Ontario).


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