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The Newfie Polka (Michael T Wall) video
#1326: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2010 ~ Used with permission ~

There's a schooner in the bay,
Women makin' hay;
Havin' fun out in the sun,
In the good old Newfoundland, my son.

Romp and stomp, gettin' drunk,
Doin' the Newfie Polka;
Fish and brewis, they like their booze,
Doin' the Newfie Polka.

There's piles of codfish dryin',
And the sound of seagulls cryin';
On Dominion Day we drink the best,
And other days we fish and rest.

Romp and stomp, gettin' drunk,
Doin' the Newfie Polka;
Fish and brewis, they like their booze,
Doin' the Newfie Polka.

The bay boys they come into town,
To swing those towny girls around;
To join in that accordion sound,
And to drink some good old Newf Screech down.

Romp and stomp, gettin' drunk,
Doin' the Newfie Polka;
Fish and brewis, they like their booze,
Doin' the Newfie Polka.

All in lace from Harbour Grace
Don't the girls look pretty;
Showin' off their boots and smocks,
Makin' the boys act giddy.

Romp and stomp, gettin' drunk,
Doin' the Newfie Polka;
Fish and brewis, they like their booze,
Doin' the Newfie Polka.

Romp and stomp, gettin' drunk,
Doin' the Newfie Polka;
Fish and brewis, they like their booze,
Doin' the Newfie Polka.


An all-night dance at Come-By-Chance,
Makes a happy day;
And the boys and girls show they care,
In the good old Newfie way.

Romp and stomp, gettin' drunk,
Doin' the Newfie Polka;
Fish and brewis, they like their booze,
Doin' the Newfie Polka.

With romp and stomp, gettin' drunk,
Doin' the Newfie Polka;
Fish and brewis, they like their booze,
Doin' the Newfie Polka.

####.... Artie McLaren / Michael T Wall. Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
Recorded by Michael T Wall (King Of The Newfies, 1978, Boot Records).

See more songs by Michael T Wall.

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.



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