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Swearing Song (Buddy Wasisname) video
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INTRODUCTION IN DIALECT:

Ray Johnson:

"Now, speaking of language,
your Fodder certainly had
a language in his day, didn't he?"

Kevin Blackmore:
"My sonny boy.... Raymond, my son, my Fodder!
You take up dere and dem dolphin' is at.... My son,
My Fodder could let go a line, my son,
t'would hit the wall up dere,
Then he'd let another one go,
and when that one was comin' back,
The two would collide and lay there
and start to scorch and burn.
My son, couldn't that man swear!
My sonny boy, nutting....
nutting could compare with Fodder."

Ray Johnson:
"So, in other words he was
a powerful beast, eh?"

Kevin Blackmore:
"Oh, my son, a powerful man to swear.
You know what's better? I got a song.
You just play that fiddle there for a second....
Here we go."

Father fished six days a week,
he went to church on Sunday,
He confessed his sins and then he'd begin
to sin again on Monday;
But don't get me wrong,
he never sinned in deed no worse,
Than sin in word, but you should have heard
the way that man could curse. He went:

Lord liftin', leapin' lyin',
dear ravin' and dancin' dyin',
Sufferin' thunderin', workin' wonderin',
robbin' gobblin' hairy;
Well, hells fire, fiery flamin',
screechin' screamin', namin' blamin',
Son of a no good, murderin' mudder,
jumpin' Joseph Murphy!

One day Father fished his last,
it happened this a-way,
He snagged his finger on a hook
and the boat began to sway;
Oh, he fell into the water but
he never should have drowned,
But he couldn't keep his mouth shut
the third time he went down. He went:

Lord liftin', leapin' lyin',
dear ravin' and dancin' dyin',
Sufferin' thunderin', workin' wonderin',
robbin' gobblin' hairy;
Well, hells fire, fiery flamin',
screechin' screamin', namin' blamin',
Son of a no good, murderin' mudder,
jumpin' Joseph Murphy!

Some say he's down below but
I don't believe that's true,
I dare allow he's in heaven above,
turning the air bright blue;
For I remember Father,
the happiest time he ever was,
Cursin' till he was blue in the face,
he had time for nuttin' else. He went:

Lord liftin', leapin' lyin',
dear ravin' and dancin' dyin',
Sufferin' thunderin', workin' wonderin',
robbin' gobblin' hairy;
Well, hells fire, fiery flamin',
screechin' screamin', namin' blamin',
Son of a no good, murderin' mudder,
jumpin' Joseph Murphy!

####.... Chris Lorne Elliot and Kevin Blackmore of Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers (1981) ....####
Recorded by Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers (Nods 'N' Winks, Trk#7, 1988, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL).

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