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Dogberry Wine (Roy Payne) video
#460: YouTube video by NLTreasure
©2008 ~ Used with permission ~

Dogberry wine, dogberry wine,
Lord, how I love that old dogberry wine;
When I'm feeling lonely or down in my mind,
I drink me a bottle of dogberry wine.

Now my Newfoundland mama, God bless her soul,
She never had riches like diamonds or gold;
She never was famous in some people's eyes,
But how she could make that old dogberry wine.

Well, a mainlander came down to kill him a moose,
Papa he asked him to come to our house;
It's been twenty-two years since the day he arrived,
He's still here a-drinkin' that dogberry wine.

Dogberry wine, dogberry wine,
Lord, how I love that old dogberry wine;
When I'm feeling lonely or down in my mind,
I drink me a bottle of dogberry wine.

Now, old Mrs. Snooks she was ninety years old,
And dying in bed with a terrible cold;
But she's still around at a hundred and nine,
Thanks to my mama and her dogberry wine.

I remember one time when me and my friend,
Fed leftover wine to the roosters and hens;
And later that night out under the moon,
They were cacklin' and a-dancin'
to an old Newfie tune.

Well, dogberry wine, dogberry wine,
Lord, how I love that old dogberry wine;
When I'm feeling lonely or down in my mind,
I drink me a bottle of dogberry wine.

Now you may say I'm lyin'
and puttin' you all on,
When you listen to the words
that I wrote for this song;
And there'll be some who'll say
I'm crazy and right out of my mind,
From a lifetime of drinkin' that dogberry wine.

Well, dogberry wine, dogberry wine,
Lord, how I love that old dogberry wine;
When I'm feeling lonely or down in my mind,
I drink me a bottle of dogberry wine.

####.... Roy Payne ....####
Recorded by Roy Payne & Derek Pilgrim (This Is My Island, trk#15, 1997).

See more songs by Roy Payne.

From the Dictionary of Newfoundland English: Dogberry - berries of the mountain ash (Pyrus americana); the rowans, a group of mountain ashes locally called dogberries, are large trees that produce massive crops of fruit. They not only grow plentifully in Newfoundland forests, but are cultivated for windbreaks, hedges, and as ornamental specimens.

Here's a simple recipe for making dogberry wine from Betty's Place.



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