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The Crow Song (Wayne S Morgan)

There are people who look for some inspiration,
When they sit down to make up a song;
But this song's a story all hands can relate to,
And I hope that you'll all sing along.

'Cause when I got up this morning
I looked out the window,
Down by the side of the road;
There were six tame ducks
on the lawn in a snow bank,
Sizin' up two old black crows.

Well, I said to meself now,
the ducks must be starvin',
As they sat there admirin' the crows;
But they were pickin' and munchin'
on two bags of garbage,
The neighbours threw out by the road.

I said, old Mother Nature
she created some beauties,
But there's one bird that stands out you know;
And try as you may you got some job to killin',
That cursèd, old, flamin', black crow.

As I looked a bit closer I couldn't help notice,
The garbage they'd strewn all around;
There was Kleenex and cardboard and popcorn,
And, good Lord, two pieces of old Mary Brown.

There was two bags from Sobey's
someone used for groceries,
With the contents all scattered about;
There were scraps of potatoes
and teabags from Red Rose,
And an old empty bottle of Shout.

Good Lord, what a mess
they had made on the pavement,
And it had to be cleaned up, you know;
But the crows are not hungry
after eatin' the chicken,
And it sure didn't matter,
the french fries were cold.

I said, Old Mother Nature
she created some beauties,
But there's one bird that stands out you know;
And try as you may, you got some job to killin',
That cursèd, old, flamin', black crow.

There was bones there from fresh beef,
And fat cut from salt beef,
and scattered all over the place;
And a saddleback gull that was
wingin' and watchin',
Seemed to give 'em a whole lot of space.

Now the crow is a marvel,
you got some job to starve him,
But he does seem a little too smart;
If you put out your garbage,
you best keep it covered,
But you can bet your last dollar,
he'll tear it apart.

I said, old Mother Nature
she created some beauties,
But there's one bird that stands out you know;
And try as you may you got some job to killin',
That cursèd, old, flamin', black crow.
Yes, try as you may you got some job to killin',
That cursèd, old, flamin', black crow.

####.... Wayne S Morgan ....####
This original song was written and recorded by Wayne S Morgan of Port de Grave, NL (This Is My Island, trk#12, 2005, Sawyer Hill productions, Placentia, NL, produced and arranged by Kevin Collins, published and distributed by Wayne S Morgan).

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From the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:
Saddleback Gull - Great black-backed gull (Larus marinus); saddler.

From Wikipedia:
Mary Brown's - Canadian fast-food restaurant chain most popular for its Big Mary sandwich, chicken and 'taters' or potato wedges. Its process involves marinating chicken for up to 48 hours prior to cooking. The company has 83 locations in Canada: 38 in Newfoundland and Labrador, 30 in Ontario, 12 in Alberta, and three in Nova Scotia.
Red Rose Tea- beverage company established by Theodore Harding Estabrooks in 1894 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Its orange pekoe tea is said to be made from only the top two leaves of each tea plant sprig, thus ensuring the best quality.
Sobeys - second largest food retailer in Canada, with over 1,300 supermarkets operating under a variety of banners. Headquartered in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, it operates stores in all ten provinces and accumulated sales of more than $14 billion CAD in 2009. It is part of the conglomerate Empire Company Limited.


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