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Spring On The Island (Buddy Wasisname) videos
#674: YouTube video by jsmallwood2007
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

It's spring on the island,
the ice is in the bay,
And the weather's getting warmer now,
soon be drifting away;
The boys are out troutin',
or they're going on a tear,
It's spring on the island,
I wish I was there.

All this boom town's got me down,
I don't know why I came,
It must have been the money,
though it works out just the same;
No matter how much I make,
I spend as fast as I can make it,
And if I can afford a plane trip out,
tomorrow I'd take it.

I wish I had the money back
I spent on all that beer,
Though God knows it's the only thing
made it worth staying here;
But more than the money, wish I had
the time I let slip by me.
Now there's more than one way to get into debt.

All they say that time is money,
well, I think it's more than that,
I'll always have my pay cheque,
never get my time back;
So it's time I have or don't I?
Well, I think it's a crime,
And sometimes I think they're paying me
for wasting my time.

It's spring on the island,
the ice is in the bay,
And the weather's getting warmer now,
soon be drifting away;
The boys are out troutin',
or they're going on a tear,
It's spring on the island,
I wish I was there.

####.... Chris Lorne Elliot ....####
This variant arranged and recorded by Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers (The Miracle Cure, trk#7, 1992, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL).

See more songs by Buddy Wasisname.

The video below features the original lyrics sung by Free Beer with lead vocalist and author Chris Lorne Elliot (Clueless, trk#15, 1982 LP, recorded live by Rob St Aubin at the Thompson Student Centre, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and independently published by Free Beer, St John's, NL).

#1603: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~


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