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Me, Danny And Stanley (The Flummies) video
#1740: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

Now, me and Danny and Stanley
we got our minds made up,
We're going down to Long Point
'cause Stanley won't give up;
We're going down for seal meat
and a jolly good time I think,
To set up our tents upon the bank
and have a scattered drink.

Well, we left North West River,
on our snow machines we sail,
We first got stuck out on the bay
and then in on the trail;
We made as far as Mulligan town,
it was there we had to stay,
We played guitar for the Postville boys
and laughed away the day!

Danny said to Stanley,
I think I'll go and try,
For the seal out on the ice,
but first I'll have a spy;
We must do something different we said,
as we stood there in the sun,
And Stanley said to Danny,
yes, go out and just kill one!

Now, me and Danny and Stanley
we got our minds made up,
We're going down to Long Point
'cause Stanley won't give up;
We're going down for seal meat
and a jolly good time I think,
To set up our tents upon the bank
and have a scattered drink.

Well, the first dead seal was on the ice,
we throwed them in the box,
We're only after young ones,
we don't want no Tikocks;
And after all our seals were got
at fifty miles an hour,
We zoomed ashore at two o'clock
and started happy hour.

Oh, me and Danny and Stanley
we got our minds made up,
We're going down to Long Point
'cause Stanley won't give up;
We're going down for seal meat
and a jolly good time I think,
To set up our tents upon the bank
and have a scattered drink.

Well, our komatiks were broken now
from being stuck in slush,
Eight-hour run to Blacks Point
is really just too much;
With grandpa's saw, a piece of board
and Bubba in the sun,
We blew a brand new tow bar hole
with our twenty gauge scattergun!

Oh, me and Danny and Stanley
we got our minds made up,
We're going down to Long Point
'cause Stanley won't give up;
We're going down for seal meat
and a jolly good time I think,
To set up our tents upon the bank
and have a scattered drink.
Set up our tents upon the bank.

####.... Leander Baikie of North West River, Labrador ....####
Originally titled Long Point Seal Hunting Song (to the tune of Me, Ockie & Grandpa) by Leander Baikie ©2003.

Recorded by The Flummies (This Is The Life For Me, trk#8, 2007 CD, KenaMu Records, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL, produced by Tunker Campbell and The Flummies, recorded, mixed, mastered and engineered by Tunker Campbell at Mukluk Studios).


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From the Dictionary Of Newfoundland English:
Komatik - long sled, adopted in northern Newfoundland and especially Labrador for winter travel and hauled by dogs or sometimes men; sledge for hauling wood; Eskimo sled; also comatic, comatick, commeteck, kamutik, kometik, etc.; Labrador Inuit qamutik 'sled'.

From Our Labrador:
North West River - central Labrador's oldest community, formerly known as Fort Smith, located on the shores of Lake Melville, at the mouth of Grand Lake. A year round trading post was established here in 1743 by Louis Fornel, a fur trader and merchant along the major travel route for the inland fur trade. The Hudson Bay Company set up a trading post here in 1836.
Postville - originally called 'the Post', this community of 250 people is located 25 to 30 km into the scenic interior of Kaipokok Bay, 110 air miles north-northeast of Goose Bay. The first known settler in Kaipokok was a Quebec merchant named D D Stewart who carried on a trading business which he sold to Hudson's Bay Company in 1837.

Thirty-five miles east of Grand Bay lies a general area referred to as Mulligan, a thriving settlement until the mid 1950s. Today the area maintains its natural beauty but is home to just a few cabins.

Leander Baikie informed GEST that Tikocks are old female ring seals which are not good for eating, nor is the hide good for anything. Only the young seals are wanted.



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