#02904
Around The Bay
(Colleen Power with Crooked Stovepipe) video
#1418: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2010 ~ Used with permission ~

Around the bay - around the bay,
Where the partridge berries grow -
where the partridge berries grow,
Back to my home - back to my home,
I dare not go - I dare not go,
For if I do - for if I do,
my mother will say:

Did you ever see a whale
do a big exhale around the bay?

Around the bay - around the bay,
Where the partridge berries grow -
where the partridge berries grow,
Back to my home - back to my home,
I dare not go - I dare not go,
For if I do - for if I do,
my mother will say:

Did you ever see a puffin
peckin' on a muffin around the bay?

Around the bay - around the bay,
Where the partridge berries grow -
where the partridge berries grow,
Back to my home - back to my home,
I dare not go - I dare not go,
For if I do - for if I do,
my mother will say:

Did you ever see a loon
by the light of the moon around the bay?

Around the bay - around the bay,
Where the partridge berries grow -
where the partridge berries grow,
Back to my home - back to my home,
I dare not go - I dare not go,
For if I do - for if I do,
my mother will say:

Did you ever see a turr
cause a big stir around the bay?

Around the bay - around the bay,
Where the partridge berries grow -
where the partridge berries grow,
Back to my home - back to my home,
I dare not go - I dare not go,
For if I do - for if I do,
my mother will say:

Did you ever see a beaver
burnin' with a fever around the bay?

Around the bay - around the bay,
Where the partridge berries grow -
where the partridge berries grow,
Back to my home - back to my home,
I dare not go - I dare not go,
For if I do - for if I do,
my mother will say:

Did you ever see a lynx
playin' tiddlywinks around the bay?

Around the bay - around the bay,
Where the partridge berries grow -
where the partridge berries grow,
Back to my home - back to my home,
I dare not go - I dare not go,
For if I do - for if I do,
my mother will say:

Did you ever see a bear
with a snowshoe hare around the bay?

Around the bay - around the bay,
Where the partridge berries grow -
where the partridge berries grow,
Back to my home - back to my home,
I dare not go - I dare not go,
For if I do - for if I do,
my mother will say:

Did you ever see a fox
by the old salt box around the bay?

Around the bay - around the bay,
Where the partridge berries grow -
where the partridge berries grow,
Back to my home - back to my home,
I dare not go - I dare not go,
For if I do - for if I do,
my mother will say:

Did you ever see a moose
with a lame excuse around the bay?

####.... Traditional, with lyrics adapted by Colleen Power ....####
Recorded by Colleen Power with Crooked Stovepipe (For The Little Ones, trk#1, 2010, Independent).

See more songs by Colleen Power.

From the Dictionary Of Newfoundland English:
Partridge Berry - low creeping plant producing small tart red berries; berry of this plant harvested on the barrens in the autumn; mountain cranberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea).
Turr - one of several sea-birds hunted as food; Atlantic common murre; baccalieu bird (Uria aalge aalge).

From Wikipedia:
Tiddlywinks - Tiddlywinks is an indoor game played with sets of small discs called "winks" lying on a surface, usually a flat mat. Players use a larger disc called a "squidger" to pop a wink into flight by pressing down on one side of the wink. The objective of the game is to cause the winks to land either on top of opponents' winks, or ultimately inside a pot or cup.



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