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Dragger Song (Buddy Wasisname) video
#451: YouTube video by molsonman28
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He gazes at the lights as they flicker 'cross the cove,
From the windows from down around shore;
His heart feels sad for tomorrow he must go,
To where his steel cage will toss and will roll.

When wet snow falls on grey wharf planks,
And the north wind cuts just like daggers;
And young men go where no men should,
To serve their time on draggers.

And 'tis ten days on and two days off,
Sideways up and then down;
And men have to go where the wind drives the snow,
'Cause there's no work back home on the land.

And the young wife yearns for the touch of a hand,
And the little child cries for her daddy;
And Mom thinks the worst and she worries late at night,
And Dad knows 'tis no place to be.

And he wonders every time if his son will return,
Or if he'll go like his poor brother John,
When wet snow fell on grey wharf planks,
And the north wind spread grim rumours;
And young men went where no men should,
To serve their time on schooners.

And 'tis ten days on and two days off,
Sideways up and then down;
And men have to go where the wind drove the snow,
'Cause there's no work back home on the land.

####.... Wayne Chaulk of Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers ....####
Recorded by Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers (Flatout, trk#7, 1990, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL).

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