#02961
'Round The Bay On Saturday Night (Roustabout)

Can't be up to the crowd what the townies do,
We're a little different breed in the bay 'tis true;
While they shiver down on George
in the rain and mist,
We celebrate our weekends just like this.

Yeah, we break out the squeeze box
and haul out the spoons,
Gonna play a little jig and a few more tunes;
A party in the kitchen, it just feels right,
'Round the bay on Saturday night.

'Round the bay on Saturday night,
'Round the bay on Saturday night;
When everyone's feelin' all right,
'Round the bay on Saturday night.

All week long we work for our pay,
Can't wait for the weekend and a chance to play;
Just up the road there's a party goin' down,
Gonna be a big crowd from all over town.

There'll be wine and whiskey, but mostly beer,
A lotta pretty women gonna gather there;
They'll crank up the music and turn down the lights,
'Round the bay on Saturday night.

'Round the bay on Saturday night,
'Round the bay on Saturday night;
When everyone's feelin' all right,
'Round the bay on Saturday night.

With some folks comin' in their Sunday best,
While other folks couldn't care how they dress;
Many of the women with their dancin' shoes on,
While the fellows in their rubbers
are plankin' 'er down.

We'll dance all night while drinkin' up a storm,
And give no thought to the Sunday morn;
We'll be in trouble when the dawn breaks bright,
'Round the bay on Saturday night.

'Round the bay on Saturday night,
'Round the bay on Saturday night;
When everyone's feelin' all right,
'Round the bay on Saturday night.

'Round the bay on Saturday night,
'Round the bay on Saturday night;
When everyone's feelin' all right,
'Round the bay on Saturday night.

Yeah, everyone's feelin' all right,
'Round the bay on Saturday night.

####.... Robert Starkes ©2008. Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All Rights Reserved ....####
Recorded by Roustabout of LaScie, NL (All Roads Lead To The Sea, trk#6, 2010, Independent, recorded at Sweet Music Studios, Springdale, NL).

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



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