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The Baccy Song (Buddy Wasisname) video
#1860: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

A few years ago when the times were rough,
Workin' like the devil and you had to be tough;
Worked in the garden and you worked in the woods,
And you worked on the windy waves.

Poor Sam Drover worked for two long years,
Chopping down logs, he was strong as a bear;
When he got his money and he paid his bills,
Fourteen cents in the hole; said:

Don't mind the missus with the hole in her shoes,
Don't mind the cold when me fingers turning blue;
Don't mind the pantry when there's nar a bit of grub,
But it's hellish when you got no baccy!

He walked up to the merchant with a grin on his face,
Chuckle in his eye and his heart start to race;
Mustered up his courage and stoked up his pipe,
Told him just where to stick it; said:

Don't mind the missus with the hole in her shoes,
Don't mind the cold when me fingers turning blue;
Don't mind the pantry when there's nar a bit of grub,
But it's hellish when you got no baccy!

There was poor Aunt Martha had thirteen kids,
Only John and Harry they were born in the bed!
All of the others got dropped on the way
From the kitchen out to the clothesline!

Don't mind the missus with the hole in her shoes,
Don't mind the cold when me fingers turning blue;
Don't mind the pantry when there's nar a bit of grub,
But it's hellish when you got no baccy!

So don't you try to tell me you got hard, hard times,
A dollar ain't a dollar and a dime ain't a dime!
Paying out a fortune just to lose ten pounds,
And you're eating five meals a day; said:

Don't mind the missus with the hole in her shoes,
Don't mind the cold when me fingers turning blue;
Don't mind the pantry when there's nar a bit of grub,
But it's hellish when you got no baccy!

####.... Wayne Chaulk of Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers (1987) ....####
Recorded by Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers (Nods 'N Winks, trk#8, 1988, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL); and (Greatest Misses, trk#10, 1999, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL).

Liner note: Dedicated to Uncle Lo Simmons, an old friend who died at ninety-seven.


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