#01482
Partridge Berry Jam (Buddy Wasisname)

Uncle Henry went to Florida to satisfy Aunt Mag,
Going through the airport they x-rayed his bag;
They didn't find the weapons of a hijacking man,
They found thirteen bottles of partridge berry jam.

Partridge berry jam, partridge berry jam,
Best darn food ever known to man;
Smear it knee deep on some homemade bread,
Or eat it right from the jar.

Uncle Henry took the shivers
and he almost passed away,
Took him to emergency 'twas there he had to stay;
They gave him chemotherapy and all kinds of pills,
As time passed by he went further down the hill.

Now Aunt Mag got the notion
she was going to take him home,
Stuff him full of grub, never leave him alone;
She fed him partridge berries till his skin turned red,
Now he's out jiggin' cod instead of lying home in bed.

Partridge berry jam, partridge berry jam,
Best darn food ever known to man;
Smear it knee deep on some homemade bread,
Or eat it right from the jar.

Uncle Henry took a nap in the middle of the day,
And Mag went and found him lying on the hay;
The stains in his shirt was like the blood from her man,
But 'twas only the juice from the partridge berry jam.

Partridge berry jam, partridge berry jam,
Best darn food ever known to man;
Smear it knee deep on some homemade bread,
Or eat it right from the jar.

Uncle Henry had it figured out as clear as it could be,
We all need to eat lots of Vitamin C;
But we don't need the fruit from a Florida man,
There's all kinds of berries right here in Newfoundland.

####.... Wayne Chaulk of Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers ....####
Recorded by Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers (The Big Tump, trk#2, 2000, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL).

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From the Dictionary Of Newfoundland English:
Partridge berry - low creeping plant producing small tart red berries; the berry of this plant harvested on the barrens in the autumn; mountain cranberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea).



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