#00607
Acadian Saturday Night (Irish Descendants) video
#435: YouTube video by TheIrishDescendant ©2008
~ Used with permission ~

Uncle Emile's gone now nearly ten days,
He told his wife he's gone for the fishin',
But in the waters off Saint-Pierre and Miquelon Isles,
Fishes come in bottles of gold;
If the Anne-Marie floats and the mounties stay blind,
He'll be back before the moon is arising,
With a very fine catch all safe in the hold,
Thirty cases of Trinidad Light
For Acadian Saturday night.

And it's oh, oh - don't the fiddle make you roll,
Your heart's a-pounding like a hammer;
There's a fat lady beatin' the piano like a drum,
And everybody's higher than a kite
On Acadian Saturday night.

Emmeline Comeau works the general store,
Papa says she's good for the customers,
She's got eyes like fire and hair past her shoulders,
As shiny black as ant'racite coal;
You can see her Sunday morning on the St Phillipe's road,
Her mama close behind her like a dragon,
But her mama doesn't know what she does behind the hall,
Away from the music and the lights
On Acadian Saturday night.

And it's oh, oh - don't the fiddle make you roll,
Your heart's a-pounding like a hammer;
There's a fat lady beatin' the piano like a drum,
And everybody's higher than a kite
On Acadian Saturday night.

Grandpa says it was better in his day,
The mounties stayed away from the party,
And he didn't mind a fight when the spirits got high,
You could always throw them out in the snow;
And the rum was better and it came in bigger bottles,
And the revenue cutters were slow,
And the old Anne-Marie she's got wings on the water,
And there's nothing like Trinidad Light
On Acadian Saturday night.

And it's oh, oh - don't the fiddle make you roll,
Your heart's a-pounding like a hammer;
There's a fat lady beatin' the piano like a drum,
And everybody's higher than a kite
On Acadian Saturday night.

And it's oh, oh - don't the fiddle make you roll,
Your heart's a-pounding like a hammer;
There's a fat lady beatin' the piano like a drum,
And everybody's higher than a kite
On Acadian Saturday night.

####.... Stan Rogers, ©1975 Fogarty's Cove Music ....####
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This variant and the video above were arranged and recorded by the Irish Descendants (Across The Water, trk#1, 2004, Kells Records, Green Island, NY).

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Note: St Pierre and Miquelon are islands of French possession, not Canadian, just off the southern coast of Newfoundland.


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