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Tishialuk Girls Set (Great Big Sea)
See also: Tishialuk Girls (The Flummies)
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Tishialuk girls are neat and tidy,
Tishialuk girls it won't last long;
Tishialuk girls they will be useful,
When Sam Cove is dead and gone.

Aunt Rae wants me to wed her daughter,
Takes me from my heart's delight;
Give me a girl from down in Tishialuk,
Shines in the eyes like diamonds bright.

Tishialuk girls are neat and tidy,
Tishialuk girls it won't last long;
Tishialuk girls they will be useful,
When Sam Cove is dead and gone.

####.... Charlie Lloyd, c.1930 ....####

Recorded by Great Big Sea (The Hard And The Easy, trk#9, 2005, at Great Big Studio, St John's, NL). The first two instrumentals in this set, Father's Jig and Buffet Double, end at approximately 2:33 with the third song, Tishialuk Girls, which is a small portion of a longer song written by the late Charlie Lloyd around 1930. The song tells of Lloyd's love for the daughter of Sam Cove who was apparently waiting for someone better for his daughter. The song was published in Songs From Labrador, edited and compiled by Dr. Tim Borlase, director of The Labrador Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland & Labrador (Goose Lane Editions, Fredericton, NB, in association with the Labrador East Integrated School Board, 1993). Tishialuk was near Rigolet, on Hamilton Inlet in Central Labrador. Great Big Sea first heard a bit of the song at a party.

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