#02410
With Me Rubber Boots On (Dick Nolan) video
See also: Rubber Boots (Mark Hiscock)
And also: Rubber Boots (Harry Hibbs)
And also: Rubber Boots (by Son)
#604: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

I'm a hearty old sailor from the Newfoundland shore,
And I work for my livin' on the cold Labrador;
Now the fishin's all over and our work is all done,
And I'm goin' out tonight, b'y,
with me rubber boots on.
(Goin' out tonight with his rubber boots on.)

So I ate up my supper and shaved off my beard,
To go out a-courtin' I was highly prepared;
With the day's work all over and the night comin' on,
I'll remember that night with me rubber boots on.
(Remember that night with his rubber boots on.)

I knocked on her door, my knock it was low,
And out of her slumber my knock she did know;
She came to the door and said "Is that ya, Tom?"
I said, "Yes it is, Ducky, with me rubber boots on."
(Yes it is, Ducky, with his rubber boots on.)

She opened the door with a silly ol' grin,
And up to her bedroom she invited me in;
She jumped into bed with the blankets pulled down,
I hopped in beside her with me rubber boots on.
(Hopped in beside her with his rubber boots on.)

It was early next morning with the sun in the sky,
I turned to my true love to bid her goodbye;
She said,
"You can't leave me, you know you done wrong,
You slept here all night with your rubber boots on."
(Slept here all night with your rubber boots on.)

Well,
I turned to my true love with a wink and a smile,
I said, "Nothing could happen in such a short while;
Whatever I did, love, I did it for fun."
And I jumped out of bed with me rubber boots on.
(Jumped out of bed with his rubber boots on.)

It was nine months later I was summoned to court,
Fifty dollars a week just to pay for my sport;
Fifty dollars a week from a fisherman's son,
I regretted that night with me rubber boots on.
(Regretted that night with his rubber boots on.)

And now I'm back fishin' and I'm happy for sure,
And I'm makin' big money on the cold Labrador;
And when he gets bigger I'll take 'long my son,
He'll catch the codfish with his rubber boots on.
(Catch the codfish with his rubber boots on.)

####.... Fred Northcotte [1938-2010] of Coppett and Ramea Island, NL ....####
This variant was arranged and recorded by Dick Nolan (Welcome Aboard, trk#2, 1984, Boot Records, Mississauga, Ontario); and (My East Coast, trk#2, 2001 CD, Heritage Music, Scarborough, Ontario).

See more songs by Dick Nolan.

A variant was recorded as Rubber Boots by his nibs, Harry Hibbs.

See more songs by Harry Hibbs.

A variant was also recorded as Rubber Boots by Mark Hiscock on two compilation albums by various artists (Silly Songs, trk#1, 2008 CD); and (Our Songs, volume 4: Favourite Songs of Newfoundland Labrador, trk#1, 2007 CD) both from Avondale Music, St John's, NL).

See more songs by Mark Hiscock.

An additional recording was made by Baxter Wareham, Anita Best, Kelly Russell, Derek Pelley, and Sandy Morris of Bristol's Hope (Lately Come Over, Pigeon Inlet Productions, 1997 and Homebrew 5, Avondale Music).


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