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The Newfie Sheik (A Frank Willis) video
#431: YouTube video by NLTreasure ©2008
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I got tired of fishin' on the Grand Banks,
Tired of livin' off the dole;
Tired of the Newfie winters,
Where the weather gets blistering cold.
So I came up to Toronto,
Like some Newfies do;
And I got me a job in a factory,
But I miss my fish and brewis.

I got me a call from my father,
He said, son, hold onto your pants;
They struck oil on the farm you own,
And it's bigger than Come-By-Chance.
So I bought me a CP ticket,
One way headin' straight back east;
I went back home to the oil I own,
And I became the Newfie Sheik.

I got a yacht in St John's Harbour,
And a limo like Crosby, too;
All I'm missin' is a harem,
And I'm gonna get me one of them, too.
My maid she does the cleaning,
And she brings my Newfie screech;
Well, son of a pfft, I struck it rich,
I'm the Newfie Sheik.

[SPOKEN] Eat your heart out, Willie!

Oh, they took me up to Ottawa,
They sure are some real strange folks;
They put me up in a royal suite,
I didn't hear a Newfie joke.
They all got to pattin' me on the back,
They all wanna shake my hand;
But I got the oil and it's under my soil,
And it's staying in Newfoundland.

I got a yacht in St John's Harbour,
And a limo like Crosby, too;
All I'm missin' is a harem,
And I'm gonna get me one of them, too.
My maid she does the cleaning,
And she brings my Newfie Screech;
Son of a pfft, I struck it rich,
I'm the Newfie Sheik.

I got a yacht in St John's Harbour,
And a limo like Crosby, too;
All I'm missin' is a harem,
And I'm gonna get me one of them, too.
My maid she does the cleaning,
And she brings my Newfie Screech;
Son of a pfft, I struck it rich,
I'm the Newfie Sheik.

Get me out of this ditch,
'Cause I struck it rich,
I'm the Newfie Sheik.

####.... Larry Coad and Ted Doyle (Performing rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
The variant in the video above was arranged and recorded by A Frank Willis (Over The Years ©1992).

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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.

From Wikipedia:
CP - Canadian Pacific Airlines, also called CP Air, was a Canadian airline that operated from 1942 to 1987. Based at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, British Columbia, it served Canadian and international routes until it was purchased and absorbed into Canadian Airlines.


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(C) I got tired of fishin' on the Grand Banks,
(F) Tired of livin' off the (C) dole;
(F) Tired of the Newfie (C) winters,
Where the (D) weather gets blistering (G) cold.
So I (C) came up to Toronto,
(F) Like some Newfies (C) do;
And I (F) got me a job in a (C) factory,
But I (G) miss my fish and (C) brewis.

I got me a call from my father,
He said, (F) son, hold onto your (C) pants;
(F) They struck oil on the farm you own,
And it's (D) bigger than Come-By-(G) Chance.
So I (C) bought me a CP ticket,
One (F) way headin' straight back (C) east;
I (F) went back home to the (C) oil I own,
And I (G) became the Newfie (C) Sheik.

I got a (F) yacht in St John's Harbour,
And a (C) limo like Crosby, too;
(F) All I'm missin' is a (C) harem,
And I'm (D) gonna get me one of them, (G) too.
My (C) maid she does the cleaning,
And she (F) brings my Newfie (C) screech;
(F) Son of a pfft, I (C) struck it rich,
(G) I'm the Newfie (C) Sheik.

[SPOKEN] Eat you heart out, Willie!

Oh, they took me up to Ottawa,
They (F) sure are some real strange (C) folks;
They (F) put me up in a (C) royal suite,
I didn't (D) hear a Newfie (G) joke.
They (C) all got to pattin' me on the back,
They (F) all wanna shake my (C) hand;
But I (F) got the oil and it's (C) under my soil,
And it's (G) staying in Newfound-(C)land.

I got a (F) yacht in St John's Harbour,
And a (C) limo like Crosby, too;
(F) All I'm missin' is a (C) harem,
And I'm (D) gonna get me one of them, (G) too.
My (C) maid she does the cleaning,
And she (F) brings my Newfie (C) screech;
(F) Son of a pfft, I (C) struck it rich,
(G) I'm the Newfie (C) Sheik.

I got a (F) yacht in St John's Harbour,
And a (C) limo like Crosby, too;
(F) All I'm missin' is a (C) harem,
And I'm (D) gonna get me one of them, (G) too.
My (C) maid she does the cleaning,
And she (F) brings my Newfie (C) screech;
(F) Son of a pfft, I (C) struck it rich,
(G) I'm the Newfie (C) Sheik.

(F) Get me out of this ditch,
'Cause I (C) struck it rich,
(G) I'm the Newfie (C) Shiek.

~ Chords contributed by A Frank Willis ~


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