#03201
The Good Days (The Moonshiners) video
#1946: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

A poor man he sat by the shore of the sea,
His face it was wrinkled but as proud as could be;
As I sat down beside him he opened his mind,
And he talked about them days
and the passing of time.

Oh, them days were good days,
I remember them well,
But time keeps on changing like time always will;
And it stands by my memory till the day that I die,
Oh, them days were good days when I was a boy.

How well I remember so long, long ago,
We would harness our dog teams
and race o'er the snow;
I would go with my father
'pon his old trapping line,
And at night dream of mother
we had left far behind.

There was no television, there was no telephone,
Just an old batt'ry radio informed us of home;
And at night we would listen
to the news of the day,
And the songs of Wilf Carter
that the station would play.

The mink and the beaver
we'd take home in the spring,
And ofttimes we wondered
how much money they would bring;
For food and for clothing and tobacco to smoke,
And a small flask of whiskey to dampen our throat.

As I got up and left him
on that warm summer's night,
He took down a swallow,
and the light it shone bright;
He said I must leave you,
and I'll call you my friend,
Oh, please don't forget me,
please come back again.

Oh, them days were good days,
I remember them well,
But time keeps on changing like time always will;
And it stands by my memory till the day that I die,
Them days were good days when I was a boy.
Yes, them days were good days when I was a boy.

####.... The Moonshiners ....####
Recorded by the Moonshiners (The Good Days, trk#5, 1989 cassette, Independent, manufactured by SWC Productions, English Harbour West, NL).

See more songs by Moonshiners.

Also recorded by Tony Sexton of St Anthony, NL (The Moonshiner, trk#9, 2000 CD, Independent, manufactured by SWC Productions, English Harbour West, NL, recorded at Sim's Studio, Belleoram, NL).

From Wikipedia:
Wilfred (Wilf) Arthur Charles Carter [1904-1996] - also known as Montana Slim, was a country music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and yodeller born in Port Hilford, Nova Scotia. Widely acknowledged as the father of Canadian country music, Carter was Canada's first country music star, inspiring a generation of young Canadian performers. After he left home at age 15, he worked as a lumberjack and sang with hobos in boxcars. In 1923, he moved west to Calgary, Alberta, where he found work as a cowboy. He made extra money singing and playing his guitar at dances, performing for tourist parties, and travelling in the Canadian Rockies. It was during this time that he developed his own yodelling style, sometimes called an echo yodel or a three-in-one. He performed his first radio broadcast on CFCN, Calgary, Alberta, in 1930.



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