#02594
Turn This Ship Around (Roustabout) video
#916: YouTube video by NLTreasure
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

We gotta turn this ship around,
boys, turn this ship around,
Somebody tell the skipper
we gotta turn this ship around;
We gotta turn this ship around,
folks, turn this ship around,
She's headin' for the landwash,
gotta turn this ship around.

Well, the price of fuel is gone up;
can't afford to buy no more,
With the cost of doin' business
it's troubled times for sure;
With quotas down and catches up
as summer comes along,
The mighty queen that once was king
she's sellin' for a song.

We gotta turn this ship around,
boys, turn this ship around,
Somebody tell the skipper
we gotta turn this ship around;
We gotta turn this ship around,
folks, turn this ship around,
She's headin' for the landwash,
gotta turn this ship around.

Well, the money that once was made
is goin' out the door,
Can't keep no crew or gear, boys,
can't stay on course no more;
If she keeps on goin' downhill
can't see no light ahead,
Gonna have to hang the oilskins
and head out west instead.

We gotta turn this ship around,
boys, turn this ship around,
Somebody tell the skipper
we gotta turn this ship around;
We gotta turn this ship around,
folks, turn this ship around,
She's headin' for the landwash,
gotta turn this ship around.

All hands are headed off the wharf,
both young and old alike,
Can't imagine goin' with them
and givin' up this fight;
We gotta take another look, boys,
gotta find another way,
Or else we'll all be townies,
there'll be no 'round the bay.

We gotta turn this ship around,
boys, turn this ship around,
Somebody tell the skipper
we gotta turn this ship around;
We gotta turn this ship around,
folks, turn this ship around,
She's headin' for the landwash,
gotta turn this ship around.

We gotta turn this ship around,
boys, turn this ship around,
Somebody tell the skipper
we gotta turn this ship around;
We gotta turn this ship around,
folks, turn this ship around,
She's headin' for the landwash,
gotta turn this ship around.

####.... © Robert Starkes ....####

Recorded by Roustabout of LaScie, NL (100% Newfoundlander, trk#1, 2009, Independent, recorded at Sim's Studio in Belleoram, NL).

See more songs by Roustabout.

From the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:
Landwash - sea-shore between high and low tide marks, washed by the sea; foreshore.


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