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The Saltwater Cowboy Comes Home (Brian Burton) video
See also: Saltwater Cowboys (Simani)
#553: YouTube video by oldirishladdie ©2009
~ Used with permission ~

I was up on the mainland for many a year,
Spending me money on women and beer;
Slave in the oil fields and feeling right good,
Got caught in the mad rush of life, like you would.

I'm a saltwater cowboy and I'm coming home,
All out of money so I got a loan;
Sold me big boots and me Calgary hat,
So stay where you're to till I comes where you're at.

The bottom fell out of the barrel for sure,
There's nothing left now but a lock on the door;
I worked in the tar sands till my fingers were red,
So I'm out on the oil rigs and in oil skins instead.

Now I am home, and there's oil on the rock,
I didn't fool me old man with all me big talk;
Oh, I got back me rubbers and me sou'wester cap,
Now I'm sitting on the dock with me screech in me lap.

I'm a saltwater cowboy and I'm coming home,
All out of money so I got a loan;
Sold me big boots and me Calgary hat,
So stay where you're to till I comes where you're at.

Now saltwater cowboy was some kind of breed,
Life on the mainland just wasn't for me;
Trying to talk grand with me King Toe up,
Now that I'm home let me raise up me cup.

And by the Lord dying, by thundering gee,
I'm doing great, you big son-of-a-bee;
You won't fool your old man by dressing like that,
I'm still just a Newfie, but no Calgary hat.
I'm still just a Newfie, but no Calgary hat.

####.... Brian Burton ....####
From the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:
Sou'wester - fisherman's waterproof hat with a broad brim, elongated and sloping at the back, with side flaps tied under the chin; also south-wester, southwester, cape ann, lincoln, oil hat.

Note: King Toe - Irish Setter brand, 10-inch high-top, Mountain Claw boots with a sole that combines rubber cleats, a serrated toe tip and 44 percent more volume in the toe.



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