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Joe Batt's Arm Longliners (Middle Tickle) tabs, video
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©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

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If you come back home to Newfoundland
put aside your city charm,
Stop off at the fish plant
in a place called Joe Batt's Arm;
As you approach that busy scene
you'll see some fishermen,
But most of all you'll see
the big longliners comin' in.

There's Gilbert and the Stella,
she's loaded down with skate,
And Justin and the Endeavor,
where Billy Burke is mate;
With their hardy crews and captains
they're the finest fishermen,
And the girls are all excited
the longliners are comin' in.

For the Joe Batt's Arm longliners
they're comin' home tonight,
As they steam up the harbour
you can see their masthead light;
With their hardy crews and captains
they're the finest fishermen,
And the girls are all excited
the longliners are comin' in.

They'll be dancin' at the motel
until the early dawn,
To the finest band at Tilton Club
they're swingin' arm-in-arm;
There's all those pretty island girls
all servin' up the beer,
But tomorrow mornin' all the boys
must be back at the pier.

For the Joe Batt's Arm longliners
they're comin' home tonight,
As they steam up the harbour
you can see their masthead light;
With their hardy crews and captains
they're the finest fishermen,
And the girls are all excited
the longliners are comin' in.

For the Joe Batt's Arm longliners
they're comin' home tonight,
As they steam up the harbour
you can see their masthead light;
With their hardy crews and captains
they're the finest fishermen,
And the girls are all excited
the longliners are comin' in.

####.... Frank Dwyer. Performing rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
This variant arranged and recorded by Middle Tickle (Breaking Water ©2000)

The video above features a live performance by Middle Tickle at the 2009 Newfoundland Labrador Folk Festival in Bannerman Park, St John's, NL.

From the Dictionary Of Newfoundland English:
Longliner - vessel that sets [gill] nets which fish swim into, rather than dragging nets as trawlers do.


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(Capo 2nd Fret)

Chord Shapes: (as with capo 2nd fret)


[F#m] = 2,4,4,2,2,2

Intro: [D] [F#m] [Em] [D] [G] [A] [D]

If you come back home to [G] Newfoundland
put a- [A] side your city [D] charm,
[G] Stop off at the [D] fish plant
in a [Em] place called Joe Batt's [A] Arm;
As [G] you approach that [D] busy scene
you'll [Em] see some fisher- [F#m] men,
But [D] most of all you'll [G] see
the big long- [A] liners comin' [D] in.

There's Gilbert and the [G] Stella,
she's [A] loaded down with [D] skate,
And [G] Justin and the En- [F#m] deavor,
where [Em] Billy Burke is [A] mate;
With their [G] hardy crews and [D] captains
they're the [Em] finest fisher- [F#m] men,
And the [D] girls are all [G] excited
the long- [A] liners comin' [D] in.

Chorus:
For the Joe Batt's Arm long- [G] liners
they're [A] comin' home to- [D] night,
As they [G] steam up the [F#m] harbour
you can [Em] see their masthead [A] light;
With their [G] hardy crews and [D] captains
they're the [Em] finest fisher- [F#m] men,
And the [D] girls are all [G] excited
the long- [A] liners comin' [D] in.

Interlude:
[D] [G] [A] [D] [G] [F#m] [Em] [A] [G] [D] [Em] [F#m] [D] [G] [A] [D]

They'll be dancin' at the [G] motel
un- [A] til the early [D] dawn,
And [G] the finest band at [D] Tilton Club
they're [Em] swingin' arm-in- [A] arm;
There's [G] all those pretty [D] island girls
all [Em] servin' up the [F#m] beer,
But to- [D] morrow mornin' [G] all the boys
must [A] be back at the [D] pier.

Chorus:
For the Joe Batt's Arm long- [G] liners
they're [A] comin' home to- [D] night,
As they [G] steam up the [F#m] harbour
you can [Em] see their masthead [A] light;
With their [G] hardy crews and [D] captains
they're the [Em] finest fisher- [F#m] men,
And the [D] girls are all [G] excited
the long- [A] liners comin' [D] in.

Outro:
[D] [G] [A] [D] [G] [F#m] [Em] [A] [G] [D] [Em] [F#m] [D] [G] [A] [D] (fade)

~ Chords and MIDI contributed by Bob Dumais ~


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