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I'm sitting on the porch with a bottle of brew,
Watching the world go by;
I just had a belly full of fisherman's brewis,
Topped off with a partridge berry pie;
I have another sip of the Old Mill wipe,
And I listen to the seagulls cry.

And I don't give a damn about the rest of the world,
'Cause I'm on a Newfoundland high.
He don't care about the rest of the world,
'Cause he's on a Newfoundland high.

You can have your marijuana,
And your uppers and downers,
But they can't blow a can of chew;
Let you sit, from the salty breeze,
And a bottle of that homebrew,
With a big moose steak and gravy leg,
And some doughboys on the side.

Well, I been 'round, but I never been down,
'Cause I'm on a Newfoundland high.
He's been 'round, he never gets down,
'Cause he's on a Newfoundland high.

I love to do battle with a fish boy capital,
All topped off with sugar and cream,
And a codfish stew, potatoes, too,
And a pot full of old baked beans,
A chunk of salt beef, some turnip greens,
Served up with a flipper pie.

You know what I mean, Newfoundland cuisine,
And I'm on a Newfoundland high.
Yeah, I'll tell you what I mean, Newfoundland cuisine,
And I'm on a Newfoundland high.
I'm on a Newfoundland high.
I'm on a Newfoundland high.

####.... Eddie Coffey of Cuslett, Placentia Bay, NL ....####
Recorded by Eddie Coffey (Celtic And Country Memories, trk#3, 1998, RMS Productions, York, Ontario. © Eddie Coffey. All rights reserved).

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From the Dictionary Of Newfoundland English:
Brewis - sea-biscuit or 'hard tack' soaked in water and then boiled; such a dish cooked with salt cod and fat pork.
Flipper - fore-limb of a seal, used to propel the animal in the water or on the ice.
Partridge Berry - low creeping plant producing small tart red berries; the berry of this plant harvested on the barrens in the autumn; mountain cranberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea).

From Dictionary.com:
Doughboy - ² rounded mass of dough, boiled or steamed as a dumpling or deep-fried and served as a hot bread.


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[GDA]

[D] I'm sitting on the porch with a bottle of brew,
Watching the world [G] go by;
I just had a belly full [D] of fish and brewis,
Topped off with a partridge berry [A] pie;
[D] I have another sip of the old mill wipe,
And I listen to the seagulls [G] cry.

And I don't give a damn about the [D] rest of the world,
'Cause [A] I'm on a Newfoundland [D] high.
[G] He don't care about the [D] rest of the world,
'Cause [A] he's on a Newfoundland [D] high.

lead [GDA] lead

[D] You can have your marijuana and your uppers and downers,
But they can't blow a can of [G] chew,
Let you sit, from [D] the salty breeze,
And a bottle of that home-[A] brew,
[D] With a big moose steak and gravy leg,
And some doughboys on the [G] side.

Well I been 'round, but I [D] never been down,
'Cause [A] I'm on a Newfoundland [D] high.
[G] He's been 'round, he [D] never gets down,
'Cause he's [A] on a Newfoundland [D] high.

[GDA] lead

[D] I love to do battle with a fish boy capital,
All topped off with sugar [G] and cream,
And a codfish stew, [D] potatoes, too,
And a pot full of old baked [A] beans,
A [D] chunk of salt beef, some turnip greens,
Served up with a flipper [G] pie.

You know what I mean, [D] Newfoundland cuisine,
And [A] I'm on a Newfoundland [D] high.
[G] Yeah, I'll tell you what I mean, [D] Newfoundland cuisine,
[A] And I'm on a Newfoundland [D] high.
[A] I'm on a Newfoundland [D] high.
[A] I'm on a Newfoundland [D] high.


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