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Big Oil (Paddy Gearin) video
#2055: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

They found big oil down here, Johnnie,
That's what I heard them say;
And oil means money and a job for my Johnnie,
Back home where you belong.

And you don't have to work on the mainland,
And seldom get back home;
But you'll stay right here in Newfoundland,
And never more to roam.

They say the heat up there is wicked,
In the factory where you work;
And you long for home
and on Shea Heights you roam,
In St John's where it's cool by the sea.

And you don't have to work on the mainland,
And seldom get back home;
But you'll stay right here in Newfoundland,
And never more to roam.

I'm your mother and I need you, Johnnie,
Now that I'm growing old;
And why should you work
on the mainland, Johnnie,
When your heart and your soul are at home?

And you don't have to work on the mainland,
And seldom get back home;
But you'll stay right here in Newfoundland,
And never more to roam.

####.... William T (Paddy) Gearin [1936-2007] from Shea Heights, NL ....####
Recorded by Paddy Gearin (In My Little World, trk#1, 2005 CD, originally recorded in 1986 at Sim's Studio in Belleoram); and (Ole Fishin' Hole, trk#1, 2005 CD, originally recorded in 1995); both albums digitally remastered by Ambassador Records, Oshawa, Ontario).

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