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Rocks Of Merasheen (Great Big Sea) video
See also: Rocks Of Merasheen (Ryan's Fancy)
And also: Merasheen Isle Farewell (Ernie Wilson)
#901: YouTube video by BetweenTheRock
©2008 ~ Used with permission ~

The fondest wish that ever I had
since the day that I was weaned,
Is to go back and walk again
on the rocks of Merasheen;
I still recall the sad farewell
I bid her on that day,
When all upon a whaling ship
I went to earn my pay.

On the hard rocks, the rocky rocks,
The rocks of Merasheen.

From out of Rose au Rue we sailed
to hunt the big fish down,
We sailed across the ocean till
we sailed the world around;
With girls in every port of call
I did go well astray,
Forsaking her I left behind
back in Placentia Bay.

On the hard rocks, the rocky rocks,
The rocks of Merasheen.

Now in my old and aching age
I think of her once more,
Of how she fared while waiting
for my knock upon her door;
What fate was hers I do not know
but in my sleep I've seen,
Her walking across the cliffs
above the rocks of Merasheen.

On the hard rocks, the rocky rocks,
The rocks of Merasheen.
On the hard rocks, the dirty rocks,
The rocks of Merasheen.

####.... Al Pittman [1940-2001] poet, songmaker, and playright of St Leonard's, Placentia Bay, NL ....####
This variant arranged by Great Big Sea of St John's, NL (Fortune's Favour, trk#11, 2008, Warner Music Canada, Scarborough, Ontario).

A variant was also recorded as Rocks Of Merasheen by Ryan's Fancy (Times To Remember ©1973, Audat Records).


See more songs by Ryan's Fancy.

The video above features Séan McCann of Great Big Sea with a solo performance of The Rocks Of Merasheen during the Great Big Sea show at the Southern Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary, Alberta, December, 2008.

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