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The Moratorium (Jim and Chris Buffet)

Oh, the Moratorium, the Moratorium,
We'll buy ourselves a brand new car
on the Moratorium.

I got myself a Big Bear,
and George, he got a Skidoo,
We're running 'round the rabbit roads,
so you can join us too;
With the money that we're making
pretty good, my son,
I'll buy myself a brand new car
on the Moratorium.

Oh, the Moratorium, the Moratorium,
We'll buy ourselves a brand new car
on the Moratorium.

Last year we were out fishing,
this year we're on the land,
Me and brother George, me son,
we started up a band;
There's no use to ignore it,
there's nothing else to do,
Tonight we're cooking up some beans
instead of fish 'n' brewis.

Oh, the Moratorium, the Moratorium,
We'll buy ourselves a brand new car
on the Moratorium.

####.... Jim and Chris Buffett, 1993 ....####
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:
Moratorium - In the summer of 1992, when the Northern Cod biomass fell to 1% of its earlier level, Canada's federal government saw that this relationship had been pushed to a breaking point, and they declared a moratorium or suspension of activities to prevent people from cod fishing, ending the region's 500-year run with the Northern Cod.



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