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A Traditional Song (The Sharecroppers) video
#2114: YouTube video by NLTreasure ©2012
~ Used with permission ~

Well, there's lots of music on the go,
From the Grand Ole Opry to rock and roll;
But when I sing, well, I'se Da B'y,
To sing a traditional song.
Art Scammel wrote Squid Jiggin' Ground,
And the Feller From Fortune's still around;
Jack survived and he's safe and sound,
'Cause he's "every inch a sailor."

Oh, the songs they sang, and the music they played,
They "planked her down" in the good old days;
They'd often dance till the break of day,
To Mussels In The Corner!

When a horse was lost on Tickle Cove Pond,
It soon showed up in a Traditional Song;
And everyone knows that the beach was long,
Where a Great Big Sea Hove in.
The traditional songs we all enjoy,
From Billy Peddle to I'se Da B'y,
Tim Finnegan's Wake and the Badger Drive,
We'll always Rant and Roar!

Oh, the songs they sang, and the music they played,
They "planked her down" in the good old days;
They often danced till the break of day,
To Mussels In The Corner!

Now the Mummers' Song we all enjoy,
And we all can share Salt Water Joys;
The One Room School we can sing with pride,
While we Fish Off Cape St Marys.
In Harbour Deep they danced The Goat,
And we all remember Lukey's Boat;
There's still a lump comes to our throat;
When we sing our precious Ode.

Oh, the songs they sang, and the music they played,
They "planked her down" in the good old days;
They often danced till the break of day,
To Mussels In The Corner!

Oh, the songs they sang, and the music they played,
They "planked her down" in the good old days;
They often danced till the break of day,
To Mussels In The Corner!

####.... The Sharecroppers. Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
Recorded by The Sharecroppers (Home, Boys! trk#4, 2003, John Harvey Newman Publishing, Pasadena, NL.

See more songs by The Sharecroppers.

Liner note: Newfoundland has always had a tradition of great songs and songwriters. Guy really blends it all together here.

From the Dictionary Of Newfoundland English:
Mummers - elaborately costumed and disguised persons who participate in various group activities at Christmas.

From Wikipedia:
Grand Ole Opry - weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee. It is the oldest continuous radio program in the United States, having been broadcast on WSM since November 28, 1925.



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