#00637
A Boat Like Gideon Brown (Great Big Sea) video
#2157: YouTube video by booboo299301 ©2009
~ Used with permission ~

She can punch ahead in any gale,
And ride the fishing ground;
I often thought how proud I'd be,
In a boat like Gideon Brown,
A boat like Gideon Brown.

Oh, Gideon lives across the bay,
He's gettin' older now;
His boat is big and strong and bold,
She has a stalwart bow.

But my father's boat was secondhand,
One someone used before;
And after every fishing trip,
My father always swore
That one day he would save enough
To go to St. John's town,
And buy himself a big new boat,
A boat like Gideon Brown.
A boat like Gideon Brown.

Confederation came around,
And the days of old-age pension;
He said, "Son, I'm saving every cent,
And this you must not mention.
You save the baby bonus, too,
And things just might turn around,
And we'll have enough to buy a boat,
A boat like Gideon Brown."

She can punch ahead in any gale,
And ride the fishing ground;
I often thought how proud I'd be,
In a boat like Gideon Brown,
A boat like Gideon Brown.

Oh, many years did pass away,
And Dad began to fade;
He didn't talk of boats too much,
He said, "Son, now I'm afraid
If things don't soon improve,
Then I'll be underground;
We'll never get to see ourselves,
In a boat like Gideon Brown."

She can punch ahead in any gale,
And ride the fishing ground;
I often thought how proud I'd be,
In a boat like Gideon Brown,
A boat like Gideon Brown.

Though I sat and held his hand one day,
He said, "Son, that policy...
The insurance is all in your name,
And you're the beneficiary.
Oh, when I'm gone they'll pay you off,
And you go to St. John's town,
And buy yourself a big new boat,
A boat like Gideon Brown."

She can punch ahead in any gale,
And ride the fishing ground;
I often thought how proud I'd be,
In a boat like Gideon Brown.

She can punch ahead in any gale,
And ride the fishing ground;
I often thought how proud I'd be,
In a boat like Gideon Brown's,
A boat like Gideon Brown,
In a boat like Gideon Brown.

In a boat like Gideon Brown.

####.... Frank Dwyer of Fogo Island, NL ....####
This variant arranged and recorded by Great Big Sea (Sea Of No Cares, trk#6, 2002, WEA, Scarborough, Ontario, distributed by Warner Music Canada); and (Courage & Patience & Grit : Great Big Sea In Concert, trk#7, 2006, Warner Music Canada, 2006).

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