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Feller From Fortune (Gerald S Doyle) tabs, videos
See also: Feller From Fortune (Omar Blondahl)
And also; Lots Of Fish In Bonavist Harbour (Peacock)

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#536 YouTube video by quickaccent2006
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

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Oh, - there's lots of fish in Bonavist Harbour,
Lots of fish right in around here;
Boys and girls are fishin' together,
Forty-five from Carbonear.

Oh, - Catch-a-hold this one,
Catch-a-hold that one,
Swing around this one, swing around she;
Dance around this one, dance around that one,
Diddle dum this one, diddle dum dee.

Oh, - Sally got a bouncin' new baby,
Father said that he didn't care
Because he liked the feller from Fortune,
What was down here fishin' last year.

Oh, - Catch-a-hold this one,
Catch-a-hold that one,
Swing around this one, swing around she;
Dance around this one, dance around that one,
Diddle dum this one, diddle dum dee.

Oh, - Sally goes to church every Sunday,
Not for to sing nor for to hear;
But to see the feller from Fortune,
What was down here fishin' last year.

Oh, - Catch-a-hold this one,
Catch-a-hold that one,
Swing around this one, swing around she;
Dance around this one, dance around that one,
Diddle dum this one, diddle dum dee.

####.... Author unknown. Original Newfoundland song ....####
Published in Gerald S Doyle's Old-Time Songs And Poetry Of Newfoundland: Songs Of The People From The Days Of Our Forefathers (Third edition, p.23, 1955).

Also published on p.9 of Songs Of Newfoundland, a complimentary booklet of lyrics to twenty-one songs distributed free by the Bennett Brewing Co Ltd, of St John's, NL, with the cooperation of Gerald S Doyle, Ltd.

A variant was also collected by Kenneth Peacock and published as Lots Of Fish In Bonavist Harbour in Songs Of The Newfoundland Outports, Volume 1, pp.53-54, by The National Museum of Canada (1965) Crown Copyrights Reserved. A variant was also recorded as Lots Of Fish In Bonavist Harbour, on Kenneth Peacock's album, Songs And Ballads Of Newfoundland, Folkways FG 3505, LP (1956), cut #A.03.

A variant was arranged and recorded as Feller From Fortune by Omar Blondahl (Trade Winds: Omar Blondahl Presents The Saga Of Newfoundland In Song, side 1, trk#1, c.1956 LP, Rodeo International, Mt Albert, Ontario); and (Omar Blondahl Sings Of Newfoundland, Side 2, trk#4, 197? LP, Continental Records, Mississauga, Ontario).


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A variant was recorded by Rankin Street (Pre-GBS tape - Live At The Blarneystone Pub in St John's, NL, trk#10, 1991, NRA Productions, Ltd).

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The variant in the video above was recorded as Fella From Fortune by Ryan's Fancy (Dance Around This One ©1981, Boot Records).

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The Bonavista branch of Newfoundland's narrow-gauge trans-insular railway was completed in 1913, and served the peninsula from 1915 through the summer of 1983. The very last run on the branch line departed Bonavista at 2:08 on November 19, 1988, with five cars and locomotive #802.

The video below features a recording by The Fables (St John's, trk#9, 2002, Chummy Jigger Productions, St John's, NL).


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#1141 YouTube video by TheNewfoundlandMusic
©2016 ~ Used with permission ~

The variant in the video below was recorded as Fellow From Fortune by Harry Hibbs on his eighth album (Between Two Trees, trk#10, 1976 LP, Hibbs Records, Toronto, Ontario, recorded at Sound Canada in Toronto).

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#2337 YouTube video by NLTreasure
©2013 ~ Used with permission ~

The shorter variant in the video below is from a live performance by Ryan's Fancy during a trip on the Bonavista Line for their CBC Television series.

#206 YouTube video by kelticknots
©2008 ~ Used with permission ~

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All tabs have been contributed by visitors to this site and represent their interpretation of the tune. We are unable to verify their accuracy.

Oh, [G] - there's lots of fish in Bonavist Harbour
[C] Lots of fish right in around [G] here.
[G] Boys and girls are fishin' together
[C] Forty-five from [D] Carbo- [G] near.


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