#02642
The Last Waterhaul (Stuffed Squid) video
#1037: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

At the end of the road in a town by the sea,
There's an empty fish plant
that meant the world to me;
And there's no smell at all,
no smoke from its stack,
For the plant has closed down,
is it ever coming back?

And the rumours that I hear
are like waves on the shore,
Two years have gone by, how many more?

The old folks have resigned
with a faith that's unknown,
And the young show no concern,
know big enough where to go;
There's a lost generation
that's caught up in between,
Their future looks so bleak,
the year they will believe.

And the rumours that I hear
are like waves on the shore,
Two years have gone by, how many more?

All the fishings has shut down
the only life I know,
Now I must decide, should I stay
or should I go;
They'll offer you a trade
and they'd educate you, too,
But I am at the age and I don't know what to do.

And the rumours that I hear
are like waves on the shore,
Two years have gone by, how many more?

There's a time for to think,
there's a time for to do,
My time is running out,
my options they are few;
And the rumours that I hear
are like waves on the shore,
Two years have gone by, how many more?

####.... Stuffed Squid of La Scie, NL ....####
Recorded by Stuffed Squid of La Scie, NL (Well Done Liar!, trk#2, 1992, SWC Productions, English Harbour West, recorded at Sim's Studio, Belleoram, NL).

From the Dictionary Of Newfoundland English:
Waterhaul - pulling of a fish-net or trap to the surface with no fish enclosed in the device; any fruitless trip or enterprise.



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