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Mummers Night In Oshawa (A Frank Willis)

The boys, they left their Newfoundland and went to Oshawa,
Got a job and settled down in no time at all;
The second Christmas off the rock, they miss the folks back home,
They'd keep up their tradition, so they wouldn't feel alone.

Edna was from Oshawa and lived there all her life,
When she married John, she became a Newfie's wife;
She never heard of mummering or tasted fish and brewis,
She never thought, tonight they'd all be on the news.

Mummers night in Oshawa, it was quite a show,
It was on the television and the radio;
The boys were just a-having fun, and you can safely bet,
The Mummers night in Oshawa was a night they won't forget.
The Mummers night in Oshawa, a night they won't forget.

John was at the Newfie bar, drinking with the boys,
Playing darts and shooting pool, telling each other lies;
He was the instigator of the mummers plot,
They tried it out on Edna, and she nearly got them shot.

Tom was dressed up as his wife, and Charlie dressed as him,
Fred, the plumber, dressed up as a fisherman;
With their faces covered, they were such a scary site,
When they knocked upon the door, Edna screamed with fright.

Mummers night in Oshawa, it was quite a show,
It was on the television and the radio;
The boys were just a-having fun, and you can safely bet,
The Mummers night in Oshawa was a night they won't forget.
The Mummers night in Oshawa, a night they won't forget.

Someone in the neighbourhood musta called the cops,
They threw the boys upon the ground and put 'em in the cuffs;
Flashing lights, guns drawn, sirens filled the air,
Explaining 'bout the mummers didn't get them anywhere.

The judge was in the Christmas spirit, so he let them go,
The boys they left, and John went home, his head was hanging low;
When Edna met him at the door, she said, oh, what a night,
Now, I like your mummering but didn't need the fright.

Mummers night in Oshawa, it was quite a show,
Dressing up in scary clothes, how were the boys to know;
Tossed into a paddy wagon, John and all his friends,
Mummers night in Oshawa, they're locked up in the pen.

Mummers night in Oshawa, locked up in the pen.

####.... A Frank Willis and Fred Petersen (Mummers Night In Oshawa ©2000. Performing rights administered by SOCAN. 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.
Mummers - elaborately costumed and disguised persons who participate in various group activities at Christmas.



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