#03286
Can't Find Newfoundland (Roustabout) video
#1324: YouTube video by rstarkes1
©2012 ~ Used with permission ~

Well, Sir Paul and Lady Heather Mills
out to the ice floes came,
Looking for some baby seals
to bring them world wide fame;
They took some film
and grabbed some sticks
and to the chopper ran,
But they got lost along the way
and couldn't find Newfoundland.

Next morning when they woke up
in Charlottetown P E I,
Sir Paul he said to Lady H,
"You know we gotta try;
We're going on the telly, dear,
to speak about the plan,
And we'll be so embarrassed
if we can't find Newfoundland."

I tell ya boys, they're all alike,
they don't know what they sees,
Can't see the sealers for the seals
or the loggers for the trees;
God gave us fish and oil and seals
to harvest where we can,
Protesters come, protesters go,
but they can't find Newfoundland.

"Don't worry, dear," says Lady H,
"We'll call ol' Larry King,
He's the one we gotta ask
'cause he knows everything."
So she calls him up and puts
the quiz directly out to him,
"No, my dear," he had to say,
"Did you say New Fin Lin?"

So Larry calls up Danny boy
to get him on the go,
He said to tell them where's the place
when he comes on the show;
But Danny he was cute and slick,
he'd show no slight of hand,
How could Paul be in P E I
and here in Newfoundland?

I tell ya boys, they're all alike,
they don't know what they sees,
Can't see the sealers for the seals
or the loggers for the trees;
God gave us fish and oil and seals
to harvest where we can,
Protesters come, protesters go,
but they can't find Newfoundland.

"I'll play this to my advantage,"
says Danny with a wink,
He'd let 'em chat it up with Larry
while he had time to think;
For well over half an hour
they distorted all the facts,
While we all sat and listened
as they stabbed us in the backs.

When Danny gets his chance,
he invites 'em down to talk,
"I'll straighten you out on all your facts
while we take a little walk."
But I'm here already, Danny!"
shouts Paul, now off his plan,
"Oh, no you're not," says Danny,
"You can't find Newfoundland."

I tell ya boys, they're all alike,
they don't know what they sees,
Can't see the sealers for the seals
or the loggers for the trees;
God gave us fish and oil and seals
to harvest where we can,
Protesters come, protesters go,
but they can't find Newfoundland.

Now when the hunt was over
and everyone back home,
Sir Paul and Lady Heather Mills
they set out on their own;
Dear Lady H was quite upset,
said, "Take this wedding band,
I can't be married to a man
who couldn't find Newfoundland."

"But what about those baby seals?"
Sir Paul he said to her,
"Who's gonna keep those cuddly things
from givin' up their fur?"
"Who cares, I got your money now
and your fancy shiny cars,
I'm goin out to Hollywood
to go dancing with the stars."

I tell ya boys, they're all alike,
they don't know what they sees,
Can't see the sealers for the seals
or the loggers for the trees;
God gave us fish and oil and seals
to harvest where we can,
Protesters come, protesters go,
but they can't find Newfoundland.
Protesters come, protesters go,
but they can't find Newfoundland.

####.... ©2007 Robert Starkes and Owen Burton of Roustabout from LaScie, NL ....####
The video above features the original Roustabout demo recording which was released as a single and later added in a slower, less up-tempo version to their first album (100% Newfoundlander, trk#12, 2009, Independent, recorded at Sim's Studio in Belleoram, NL).

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