#03237
Look At Her Blow (Simani) video
#1996: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

Wasn't it just over ten years ago,
It's hard to conceive of us being that poor;
"Freeze in the dark," they said,weren't they rude?
Oh, the poorer the pauper, the sweeter the crude.

And do you recall what our Brian did say,
How the sun will shine down on the lowly someday;
And never again we'll be ever so poor,
Then, have not be forgot and never no more.

Look at her blow, boys, look at her blow,
How long we've waited, dear God only knows;
Oil off Hibernia, Newfoundland brand,
Oil? Be danged, well I'll be danged.
Da da la la la la, la la la la.

We're not very used to the riches, you see,
We could overheat our economy;
But a few petro-bucks in the heritage pot,
Should that Sadam Iraki man drive down the cost.

And let us remember and offer up thanks,
For the fortunes we've reaped
from our famous Grand Banks;
And spread the oil money as far as she'll go,
And make sure some reaches
the bays and the coves.

Look at her blow, boys, look at her blow,
How long we've waited, dear God only knows;
Oil off Hibernia, Newfoundland brand,
Oil? Be danged, well I'll be danged.
Da da la la la la, la la la la.

You happy province, the upalongs say,
Get richer and happier every day;
You with Hibernia's many wells drilled,
No wonder your premier, Clyde Wells is thrilled.

So, let's celebrate, boys, and have a big do,
Let's screech in the roughnecks from Kalamazoo;
Don't worry! Don't worry! Be happy! What odds!
Kiss other species if you can't kiss the cods.

Look at her blow, boys, look at her blow,
How long we've waited, dear God only knows;
Oil off Hibernia, Newfoundland brand,
Oil? Be danged, well I'll be danged.
Da da la la la la, la la la la.
Look at her blow, boys, look at her blow.

####.... Bud Davidge of Simani ....####
Recorded by Simani (Home And Native Land, trk#5, 1992 CD, SWC Productions, English Harbour West, NL, recorded at Sim's Studio, Belleoram, NL).

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From the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:
Upalong - away from a person or locality; to or on the mainland of Canada or the United States.

Note: Hibernia - offshore oil discovery site where eighty-four lives were lost on February 12, 1982, when the exploratory drilling platform sank during a severe winter storm. See Your Last Goodbye by Bruce Moss.

Notes from Bud Davidge:
¹ Brian refers to Brian Pickford our Premier when Hibernia began in the early 80's. His famous quote is: "Someday the sun will shine and have nots will be no more."
² "Freeze in the dark" was a quote when the National Energy Policy was put in place. (Edgar Peter) Lougheed [b.1928] (Premier of Alberta 1971-1985) accused (Pierre Elliott) Trudeau [1919-2000] (15th Prime Minister of Canada 1968-1979, 1980-1984) of selling out the West for Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes. When asked what was the East suppose to do Lougheed replied, "Let them freeze in the dark".



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