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Rollin' On The Sea (Masterless Men)
See also: Rollin' Of The Sea (Irish Descendants)

Oh, me name it is Coté, me boys,
Me age is fifty-three;
For twenty-five or thirty years,
I fished upon the seas.
But now it seems a waste of time,
The catches they grow small;
The foreigners take the bigger fish,
And throw back all the small.

Oh we're rollin' on the sea, me boys,
We're rollin' on the sea;
We'll catch the fish,
And then we'll bitch;
We're rollin' on the sea.

Well, hear the politicians,
They're crapping on us all;
But they never froze their asses off,
While pullin' up the trawl.
Nor ate a soggy sandwich,
Then lost it over the side;
Then spent four hours comin' home,
A rollin' in the tide.

Oh we're rollin' on the sea, me boys,
We're rollin' on the sea;
We'll catch the fish,
And then we'll bitch;
We're rollin' on the sea.

Well, don't misunderstand me now,
It's not that bad, you know;
I could have been a lumberjack,
Or a miner down below.
At least I have a few cold months,
To mend my nets and traps;
To drink the rum and figure how,
To stiff the income tax.

Oh we're rollin' on the sea, me boys,
We're rollin' on the sea;
We'll catch the fish,
And then we'll bitch;
We're rollin' on the sea.

####.... V Roger Stone of the band Brakin' Tradition from Nova Scotia. Featured on the independent release, Music Man ....####
Recorded by Brakin' Tradition (Songs Of The Sea, Stephen MacDonald Productions).

This variant recorded by The Masterless Men (On The Run/The Masterless Men, trk#9, 2002, Published by Masterless Men, Mount Pearl, NL, and recorded with The Great Big Studio in the basement of John Curran of the Masterless Men).


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From the Dictionary Of Newfoundland English:
Trawl - buoyed line, of great length, to which short lines with baited hooks are attached at intervals.



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