#02849
Helmethead (Great Big Sea) video
#1199: YouTube video by razmyth
©2008 ~ Used with permission ~

I was just seventeen
when I made the AHL,
And I couldn't skate in junior,
but my fists rang like a bell;
I'll never win a title,
and I'll never win the cup,
But when it comes to ladies,
I've had the best of luck.

My first one was a sly one,
she would hang around the rink,
They sent me off to Cornwall
as fast as you could blink;
In Moose Jaw I had the right
to love the daughter of the coach,
He traded me for nothing,
didn't take to my approach.

So good-bye, fare thee well,
it's no time for delay,
You'll see me at the face-off,
or catch the play-by-play;
So good-bye, fare thee well,
and I'm glad you shared my bed,
But never trust a fellow
with a helmet on his head.

Chantal came from Moncton,
elle a joué avec moi,
A tongue as sharp as razors,
but she had a fancy car;
Her husband was a bruiser,
played senior in Quebec,
And if he had the rights of it,
it would have been my neck.

So good-bye, fare thee well,
it's no time for delay,
You'll see me at the face-off,
or catch the play-by-play;
So good-bye, fare thee well,
and I'm glad you shared my bed,
But never trust a fellow
with a helmet on his head.

Nancy couldn't watch me
for she'd always be in tears,
Screaming from the bleachers,
and bawling in my ears;
And Dee I should have married
as we had a dandy fling,
But I had a one way contract,
blew my money for a ring.

So good-bye, fare thee well,
it's no time for delay,
You'll see me at the face-off,
or catch the play-by-play;
So good-bye, fare thee well,
and I'm glad you shared my bed,
But never trust a fellow
with a helmet on his head.

Should have sent a letter,
and it would have been polite,
But I'm cleaning out my locker
'cause time is getting tight;
I'm calling from the airport,
perhaps another day,
'Cause they're calling up a rookie,
and they traded me away.

So good-bye, fare thee well,
it's no time for delay,
You'll see me at the face-off,
or catch the play-by-play;
So good-bye, fare thee well,
and I'm glad you shared my bed,
But never trust a fellow
with a helmet on his head.
No, never trust a fellow
with a helmet on his head,
She'll never trust a fellow
with a helmet on his head.

FARE THEE WELL!!!

####.... Bob Hallett of Great Big Sea ....####
Recorded by Great Big Sea of St John's, NL (Something Beautiful, trk#5, 2004, WEA, Scarborough, Ontario, recorded at the Great Big Sea Sea Studio, St John's, NL and produced by Michael Phillip Wojewoda).

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GEST notes:
elle a joué avec moi
is French for:
she played with me.



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