#01419
Up To The Cabin (Buddy Wasisname)

If you come along with me
I'll tell you where we'll go,
We'll head to Terra Nova
over hard, white, crusty snow;
We'll head down through the birches
where the river meets the pond,
And if I got it figured right,
the daylight will be gone.

Hey, hey, hey...
hey, hey, hey...
hey, hey.

We'll light the lamp,
we'll light the stove,
we'll put the bake pot on,
We'll pour a drink and tell some lies
and sing a three-chord song;
We'll step outside and gaze at all
the pinholes in the sky,
And if I got it figured right,
the evening you'll enjoy.

Hey, hey, hey...
hey, hey, hey...
hey, hey.

The stove is spittin' flankers
and the potatoes almost done,
And Mildred's got the oven primed
for hot molasses buns;
The fiddle's sounding scratchy,
the guitar is out of tune,
And Billy's standing on the bridge
and howling at the moon.

Hey, hey, hey...
hey, hey, hey...
hey, hey.

The songs are getting louder
and the music's getting loose,
There's nothing here to wake up
but the rabbits, bears and moose;
So loosen up and holler,
let it echo through the woods,
If you don't get crazy once in a while,
you might go mad for good.

Hey, hey, hey...
hey, hey, hey...
hey, hey.

In the silence of the birches
you are bound to wake up twice,
And listen to the river gurgling
underneath the ice;
We'll step outside with memories
of a night we won't forget,
Of singing, laughing, having fun,
and shedding loads of sweat.

Hey, hey, hey...
hey, hey, hey...
hey, hey.

####.... Wayne Chaulk of Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers ....####

Recorded by Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers (Up Boot, trk#16, 2002, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL).

See more songs by Buddy Wasisname.

From the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:
Flankers - live sparks from a wood fire; burning embers.


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