#02370
Penelope (Great Big Sea) video
#373: YouTube video by greatbigsea247
©2008 ~ Used with permission ~

Every day-ay-ay-ay-ay yeah.

Penelope works in the market,
Down in Coconut Street;
She's saving up all her money,
To go to America across the sea.

She once had an uncle,
He lived in Detroit Town;
They got all his postcards,
But his body has never been found.

To this day-ay-ay-ay-ay yeah,
To this day-ay-ay-ay yeah;
To this day-ay-ay-ay-ay yeah,
To this day-ay-ay-ay yeah.

She got a job as a domestic,
Workin' for the minimum wage;
To all her friends back home in Jamaica,
They say, "You really got it made in the shade."

But they don't see her sweat and grind,
And a-bending on her knees;
She wishes she was back in Jamaica,
Beneath the coconut trees.

Every day-ay-ay-ay-ay yeah, (Every day)
Every day-ay-ay-ay yeah; (Every day)
Every day-ay-ay-ay-ay yeah, (Every day)
Every day-ay-ay-ay yeah. (Every day)

Every day yeah.

Every day-ay-ay-ay-ay yeah, (Every day)
Every day-ay-ay-ay yeah; (Every day)
Every day-ay-ay-ay-ay yeah, (Every day)
Every day-ay-ay-ay yeah. (Every day)

Penelope's back in the market,
She found what it was all about;
Oh no, she doesn't regret it,
She's just glad that she got out.

But others aren't so lucky,
They're there till the day they die;
Trapped in the steel and concrete,
No beach, no moon, no sky.

Every day-ay-ay-ay-ay yeah, (Every day)
Every day-ay-ay-ay yeah; (Every day)
Every day-ay-ay-ay-ay yeah, (Every day)
Every day-ay-ay-ay yeah. (Every day)

Every day yeah.
Every day yeah.

Every day-ay-ay-ay-ay yeah, (Every day)
Every day-ay-ay-ay yeah; (Every day)
Every day-ay-ay-ay-ay yeah, (Every day)
Every day-ay-ay-ay yeah.

####.... Chris Hynes ....####
Originally recorded by the Hynes Brothers (Ladders & Snakes, trk#8, 2000, Hynes Brothers, St John's, NL).

This variant arranged and recorded by Great Big Sea of St John's, NL (Sea Of No Cares, trk#2, 2002, Warner Music Canada, Scarborough, Ontario).


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