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Gumboot Clogeroo (Stompin' Tom Connors) video
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Oh, we sailed away at the break o' day,
To pull traps in oilskin trousers,
On the Susie Jack but tonight we're back,
Wid a t'ousand pounds o' lobsters.
Oh, Shanty Town we're gonna tear ya down,
I got money comin' out o' me stockin';
Tonight I'm due to bushwack Sue,
An' take 'er to da Gumboot Clogeroo.

An' we'll do a little gumboot cloggin',
Do a little gumboot cloggin'.

There's fish an' brewis an' a cold hog stew,
An' a boeee-owl o' clam chowder;
Just see me reach for dat Newfie Screech,
When they diddle up the fiddle jig louder.
Hear the French girls sing an' da geetars ring,
An' the squeeze box squeekity squawkin';
Me an' my Sue gonna whoop-de-do,
Take 'er to da Gumboot Clogeroo.

An' we'll do a little gumboot cloggin',
Do a little gumboot cloggin'.

There's Boots Bernard an' The Rock Richard,
An' the girls from way down Crackidee!
How many blue nosers an' herring chokers?
We just don't know exactly.
Pack 'em all in tight an' we'll dance all night,
Get the old barn floor just a rockin';
Buy a ring dang do for P. E. I. Sue,
An' take 'er to the Gumboot Clogeroo.

An' we'll do a little gumboot cloggin',
Do a little gumboot cloggin'.

Oh, we sailed away at the break o' day,
To pull traps in oilskin trousers,
On the Susie Jack but tonight we're back,
Wid a t'ousand pounds o' lobsters.
Oh, Shanty Town we're gonna tear ya down,
I got the money comin' out o' me stockin';
Tonight I'm due to bushwack Sue,
An' take 'er to da Gumboot Clogeroo.

An' we'll do a little gumboot cloggin',
Do a little gumboot cloggin'.

An' a fish an' brewis an' a cold hog stew,
An' a boeee-owl o' clam chowder;
Just see me reach for dat Newfie Screech,
When they diddle up the fiddle jig louder.
Hear the French girls sing and da geetars ring,
An' the squeeze box squeekity squawkin';
Me an' my Sue gonna whoop-de-do,
Take 'er to da Gumboot Clogeroo.

An' we'll do a little gumboot cloggin',
Do a little gumboot cloggin'.

Take 'er to da Gumboot Clogeroo.
An' we'll do a little gumboot cloggin',
Do a little gumboot cloggin',
Do a little gumboot cloggin', [fading]
Do a little gumboot cloggin'.

####.... Charles Thomas "Stompin' Tom" Connors ....####
Recorded by Stompin' Tom Connors (Stompin' Tom At The Gumboot Clogeroo, trk#7, 1977, Boot Records Ltd., Toronto, Ontario).

See more songs by Stompin' Tom Connors.

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.
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.

Note: Demerara is a river in Guyana, South America, 346 km/215 mi long, rising in the centre of the country and entering the Atlantic Ocean at Georgetown. It gives its name to the country's chief sugar cane growing area, after which Demerara sugar is named.



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