#01442
'Tis Good To See You (Buddy Wasisname)

By God, it's good to see you,
Where the hell now have you been?
Kick the dust off your boots, my son,
Don't stand around, come in.
There's a bottle in the cupboard
That I got for New Year's Eve;
I say we crack her open,
Polish her off before you leave.

I know you won't be home long,
By God, I wish you'd stay;
Sure the place hasn't been the same
Since you moved away,
You moved away, since you moved away.

Does Maggie know you're home yet?
I will call her if you like;
She sure was looking pretty
At the dance the other night.
She was there with Dave Mackenzie,
He just opened up a store;
She'll go wild once she sees
That you're back again once more.

I know you won't be home long,
By God, I wish you'd stay;
Sure the place hasn't been the same,
Since you moved away,
You moved away, since you moved away.

Carol Whittle's daughter, Mary,
With the three young girls,
Tied the knot a week ago,
She married Cousin Gerald.
Have you stopped in to the pub,
Or gone down to Union Hall?
Here, pour yourself another,
Sure your glass is only small.

I know you won't be home long,
By God, I wish you'd stay;
Sure the place hasn't been the same,
Since you moved away,
You moved away, since you moved away.

This place is really changin'
Now they've built a brand new wharf;
Don't think they'll ever use 'er
Now the fishing's gone of course.
But the tourists tie their boats up
When they sail in from the bay;
Young Doody's got a dive shop,
He thinks he'll make her pay.

I know you won't be home long,
By God, I wish you'd stay;
Sure the place hasn't been the same,
Since you moved away,
You moved away, since you moved away.

For sure you'll stay for supper,
Mary's fixing up a dish;
Sarah's making apple dumplings,
Stay the night now if you wish.
Are you sure you won't stay longer?
You've hardly caught your breath;
It was lovely grand to see you,
Come again now, all the best.

####.... Arch Doody and Wayne Chaulk of Buddy Wasisname ....####

Recorded by Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers (The Big Tump, trk#7, 2000, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL).

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