#02690
Me New Townie Man (Colleen Power) video
#1059: YouTube video by rogerfilms
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

What is she doin' with a townie?

Well, I'm from around the bay but I lives in town,
I'm right on the go nothin' gets me down;
'Cept when I goes around the bay
they don't understand,
What I sees in me new townie man.

What is she doin' with a townie?

If ya can't get a man get a townie, they say,
They always says that I should
move back out around the bay;
But I likes it here in town
and that's where I'm stayin',
And the last thing I want is a hairy arse bayman.

What is she doin' with a townie?

When I found my townie man I got my wish,
My townie man is not afraid to do a dish;
My townie man is not afraid to change a bum,
My townie man always waits for me to come...
over.

What is she doin' with a townie?

But they won't let him go,
no, they'll never understand,
They gives him dirty looks
and they won't shake his hand;
Well, it's too bad for them,
that's what I'm sayin',
Go back to the woods, ye bunch of shaggin' baymen.

What is she doin' with a townie?

Still they makes me lots of offers to add to my tale,
They says they'll set me up with Paddy
when he gets out of jail;
They tries to bring me up to Tommy's
on the top of the hill,
They says Danny really likes me and so does Bill.
But I'd rather die, I'll never understand,
Why they don't like me new townie man.

What is she doin' with a townie?

Well, I'm from around the bay but I lives in town,
I'm right on the go nothin' gets me down;
'Cept when I goes around the bay
they don't understand,
What I sees in me new townie man.

They'll never understand,
they don't hear what I'm sayin',
When I tell 'em that I'd rather
have a townie than a bayman.

Townie than a bayman.

Me new townie man.

####.... Colleen Power of Freshwater, Placentia Bay, NL. Performing rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
Recorded by Colleen Power (Rejects, trk#1, 2008, Bay Girl Music, St John's, NL, produced and recorded by Colleen Power at Bay Girl Music Studio on Brazil Street).

The video above features a music video directed by Roger Maunder and Colleen Power.


See more songs by Colleen Power.

From the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:
Bayman - one who lives on or near a bay or harbour; inhabitant of an outport; out-harbour man; sometimes with derogatory connotations.
Townie - native of St John's, especially a male, usually derisive, and contrasting with bayman.



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