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Salt Beef Junkie (Buddy Wasisname) video
#882: YouTube video by Disorientedizzle
©2007 ~ Used with permission ~

God bless my soul what can I do?
They say my salt beef dinner is a killer;
It's got carcinogens and heavy duty fats,
It could serve as an elephant filler.
I'm as good as dead but I'm sure well fed,
'Cause I love those buckets of riblets;
I like to drink that liquor and chew those bones,
Even though I'm picking my giblets.

Put on the beef, peas pudding, and the greens,
And the carrots and the turnips,
can't you smell that steam?
Some new potatoes with a puddin' good and lumpy,
No, I just can't wait, I'm a salt beef junkie.

Now, some folks like to eat carrot sticks,
'Cause they're afraid they might become a glutton;
But me I don't like those rabbit foods,
'Cause I'm afraid that I might pass buttons.
Every Sunday morning while some folks fast,
Or eat food that tastes real crappy,
I got my salt beef dinner cooking on the stove,
'Cause I wanna die real happy.

Put on the beef, peas pudding, and the greens,
And the carrots and the turnips,
can't you smell that steam?
Some new potatoes with a puddin' good and lumpy,
No, I just can't wait, I'm a salt beef junkie.

Jane Fonda likes to eat sesame seeds,
And Twiggy likes low fat tofu;
But they don't live in Newfoundland,
Where the winter winds blow right through you.
Now if they lived in Wesleyville,
Where the north wind blows right vicious,
They'd enjoy their salt beef dinners,
Just like me and my missus.

Put on the beef, peas pudding, and the greens,
And the carrots and the turnips,
can't you smell that steam?
Some new potatoes with a puddin' good and lumpy,
No, I just can't wait, I'm a salt beef junkie.

I don't want to be some health food freak,
Who eats alfalfa and bean sprouts;
I don't want to live to a hundred and three,
If I got to throw my beef out.
When it comes right down to preparing the food,
I don't want to germinate or shuck it;
I'll take my chances on a salt beef dinner,
While I keep my head in this bucket.

Put on the beef, peas pudding, and the greens,
And the carrots and the turnips,
can't you smell that steam?
Some new potatoes with a puddin' good and lumpy,
No, I just can't wait, I'm a salt beef junkie.

No, I just can't wait, I'm a salt beef junkie.

####.... Wayne Chaulk of Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers ....####
Recorded by Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers (Salt Beef Junkie, trk#1, 1995, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL); and (Greatest Misses!, trk#4, 1999, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL); and (I'm Looney, trk#2, 2002, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL).

See more songs by Buddy Wasisname.

From the Dictionary Of Newfoundland English:
Salt beef - beef cured in brine as a preservative; corned beef.



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