#00524
A Night On Dildo (The Arrogant Worms)
Also known as:
A Night In Dildo
#979: YouTube video by Korahn27
©2014 ~ Used with permission ~

[Spoken]: Umm. So this is a song about Newfoundland, and we wrote it about the place names, and all you have to know is that all of these place names in this song are real place names that we found in an atlas... 'Cause we can read. Yeah! Yeah! We can read! Literacy!

Oh, Newfoundland, oh, Newfoundland, ya island in the sea,
I love you oh so very much, I joined the ministry,
To show you people 'round the Rock when tourist season's here,
Although, in my opinion, it's a gem throughout the year.
Well, If you're one for swimming, don't think it's outta reach,
You can go and take a dip along Groswater Beach;
I know the name's misleading, that's quite a problem here,
Instead, let's go to Goobies and have ourselves a beer.

From Woody Point to Come By Chance to good ol' Ferryland,
Come take a look at Gander, Blackhead's mighty grand;
Don't let the names deceive you, Newfoundland's mighty fine,
So spend a night in Dildo, if you think you got the time.

Well, you can go to Blow Me Down before it gets too dark, (GASP!)
Oh, sorry, ma'am, I should have said, that's our provincial park;
There's also Hooping Harbour, or maybe Butter Pot,
Or maybe I'll just hit the pub, I'm feeling like a shot.
Well, you can sail on Quidi Vidi, or look at Joe Batt's Arm,
There's Placentia and there's Cow Head, (MOOO!) they're so full of charm;
Get married down in Kilbride, have a party in White Bay,
Or have some screech in Fogo and forget about the day.

From Woody Point to Come By Chance to good ol' Ferryland,
Come take a look at Gander, Blackhead's mighty grand;
Don't let the names deceive you, Newfoundland's mighty fine,
So spend a night in Dildo, if you think you got the time.

Okay! The drinkin' verse!
    *incoherent drunken singing here*

From Woody Point to Come By Chance to good ol' Ferryland,
Come take a look at Gander, Blackhead's mighty grand;
Don't let the names deceive you, Newfoundland's mighty fine,
So spend a night in Dildo, if you think you got the time.
So spend a night in Dildo, if you think you got the time.
So spend a night in Dildo, if you think you got the time.

Cod!

####.... The Arrogant Worms ....####
Recorded live by the comedy music group, The Arrogant Worms, on their second studio album (Russell's Shorts, trk#8, 1994 CD, Arrogant Worms Records, Fontana North).

From the Dictionary Of Newfoundland English:
Screech - popular name for a variety of cheap, dark Demerara rum bottled in Newfoundland; trade-name of a type of rum marketed with the label Screech.

From Wikipedia:
Blackhead - independent fishing village amalgamated with three other villages in 1968 into the town of Small Point-Adam's Cove-Blackhead-Broad Cove, located in the Trinity-Conception Bay District north of Carbonear. Population in 2006 was 438.
Blow Me Down - small provincial park on the west coast of the island of Newfoundland. The park is located on Route 450, about 60 km west of Corner Brook and the Trans-Canada Highway, on a small peninsula between Lark Harbour and York Harbour at the mouth of the Bay of Islands.
Butter Pot - large and popular provincial park on the Avalon Peninsula of the island of Newfoundland. The park covers an area of approximately 28 km² and is located on the Trans-Canada Highway about 35 km south-west of St John's. The park is named for a prominent rounded hill (Butter Pot Hill) 303 metres inside the park boundary.
Come By Chance - town on the Avalon Peninsula on Placentia Bay. Newfoundland's only oil refinery, the Come By Chance Refinery is operated here by North Atlantic Refining Company with a capacity of 115,000 barrels per day. The town had a 2001 population of 265.
Cow Head - town in Newfoundland with a 2006 population of 493, named because the formation of one of the boulders is similar to the shape of a cow's head. In the 1970s, Cow Head became an enclave community within the Gros Morne National Park, serviced by route 430. It was incorporated as a community in 1964.
Dildo - town located on the southeastern arm of Trinity Bay about 60 kilometres west of St John's. The town's unusual name has brought it a certain amount of notoriety. The town was founded in the late 18th-century and settled to exploit the abundance of marine resources such as fish (mostly cod), whales and seals.
Ferryland - town on the Avalon Peninsula established as a station for migratory fishermen in the late 16th-century, becoming one of the most popular fishing harbours in Newfoundland by the end of the century. The town was destroyed by New France in the Avalon Peninsula Campaign (1696). Virtually forgotten for centuries, excavations of the original settlement began in earnest in the late 1980s and continue to this day. The Historic Ferryland Museum (c.1916) is a Municipal Heritage Site on the Canadian Register of Historic Places. the town's population in 2006 was 529.
Fogo - outport town and largest community on Fogo Island, situated on Fogo Harbour, along the island's north shore.
Gander - northeastern Newfoundland town located on the northeastern shore of Gander lake. It is the site of Gander International Airport, with a long history as a former refuelling point for transatlantic aircraft and is still preferred for aircraft with medical or security emergencies. The 2006 population was 9,951. In May 2007, MoneySense ranked Gander as the 10th best place to live in Canada.
Goobies - village located northeast of Swift Current. It had a population of 98 in 1956, however, its population has grown to 194 according to 2007 census estimate. Its main feature is a large statue of a moose just outside the main part of the village. It is mostly known as a rest stop along the Trans-Canada Highway, with a gas station, and places to eat.
Groswater - bay located in southcentral Labrador at the northeastern most head of Hamilton Inlet. The town of Rigolet is situated approximately 75km to the west. The Groswater culture of Paleo-Eskimos is named after Groswater Bay.
Joe Batt's Arm - part of an amalgamated town located on Fogo Island with a 2006 population of 778. In 2011, the town of Joe Batt's Arm-Barr'd Islands-Shoal Bay amalgamated with other communities to become the town of Fogo Island.
Kilbride - neighbourhood in St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Kilbride was once a village located south-west of St John's. The Way Office was established in 1889 and the first Waymaster was Edward Morris. It had Canadian Post status on May 30, 1891. The population was 438 in 1940 and 121 in 1956.
Placentia - town on the Avalon Peninsula consisting of the amalgamated communities of Jerseyside, Townside, Freshwater, Dunville and Argentia. The American base at Argentia was scaled back in the 1970s and closed totally in 1994. This, along with the cod moratorium introduced by the Canadian government a few years' earlier, left the town of Placentia without an economic base for some time, although recent developments by Vale Inco are beginning to stabilize the town's rocky economic situation. In the 2006 census, Placentia's population was reported as 3,898, down significantly from the 2001 figure of 4,426. In the 1996 census, Placentia was, proportionately, the 2nd fastest shrinking town in Canada.
Quidi Vidi - mile long body of water located at the east end of the city of St John's. The lake has a long history of hosting sporting events, with the most renowned being the annual Royal St John's Regatta, said to be the oldest continuous sporting event still held in North America. The former Pepperrell Air Force Base (now called CFS St John's) was located on the north shore of this lake and Virginia Waters, a stream which meandered through the air base, flows into the lake. Quidi Vidi Lake has a 3.8-kilometer (2.4 mi) leg of St John's Grand Concourse walking trail surrounding it. On the north end of the walking trail is a fenced-in outdoor dog park.
White Bay - large bay located on the central east side of Newfoundland's Great Northern Peninsula.
Woody Point - town located in the heart of Gros Morne National Park, on the western coast of Newfoundland. Situated on Bonne Bay, the Town of Woody Point encompasses three areas, Curzon, Woody Point and Winterhouse Brook. It has a total population of 355 residents. Woody Point has a waterfront with many heritage buildings and four Registered Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Structures. The community is served by Route 431.

From Memorial University of Newfoundland's Maritime History Archive:
Hooping Harbour - located on the upper eastern side of the Great Northern Peninsula, about 16 kilometres south of Englee, this outport community was settled in the 19th-century, though it was likely used as a seasonal fishing station for both the French and English in the 18th-century. Initially called Sansfond by the French, a reference to the deep water of the harbour, Captain Cook charted Hooping Harbour in 1775. Fishing was the economic mainstay, but good timber resources in the area also supported a sawmill. During resettlement, the majority of residents (181) went to Bide Arm, a new community established for this purpose located between Roddickton and Englee. A few others found their way to Woodstock, Sops Arm and Corner Brook. By establishing Bide Arm as their new home, Hooping Harbour residents had flouted convention; it was the only new community created under resettlement in the 1950s and 1960s.



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