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The Banks Of Newfoundland #10 (Great Big Sea) video
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Ye bully boys of Liverpool,
and I'll have you all beware,
When you sail on them packet ships,
no dungaree jackets wear;
But have a big monkey jacket
all ready to your hand,
For there blow some cold nor'westers
on the Banks of Newfoundland.

We'll scrape her and we'll scrub her
with holy stone and sand,
For there blow some cold nor'westers
on the Banks of Newfoundland.

We had Jack Inch from Ballynahinch,
Mike Murphy and some more,
And I'll tell you, boys,
well they suffered like hell
on the way to Baltimore;
They pawned their gear in Liverpool
and they sailed as they did stand,
But there blow some cold nor'westers
on the Banks of Newfoundland.

We'll scrape her and we'll scrub her
with holy stone and sand,
For there blow some cold nor'westers
on the Banks of Newfoundland.

Now the mate he did stand on the fo'c'sle head
and loudly he did roar,
Rattle her in, me lucky lads,
you're bound for America's shore;
Come wipe the blood off the dead man's face
and haul or you'll be damned,
For there blow some cold nor'westers
on the Banks of Newfoundland.

We'll scrape her and we'll scrub her
with holy stone and sand,
For there blow some cold nor'westers
on the Banks of Newfoundland.

So now we're off the Hook, me boys,
and the land is white with snow,
And soon we'll see the pay table
and we'll spend the night below;
And on the docks, coming down in flocks,
well those pretty girls they will say,
It's snugger with me than out on the sea
on the Banks of Newfoundland.

We'll scrape her and we'll scrub her
with holy stone and sand,
For there blow some cold nor'westers
on the Banks of Newfoundland.

####.... Chief Justice Francis Forbes (1820) [Newfoundland Version] ....####
This abbreviated variant was arranged and recorded by Great Big Sea of St John's, NL (Fortune's Favour, trk#7, 2008, Warner Music Canada, Scarborough, Ontario).

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From Wikipedia: This variant of The Banks Of Newfoundland was composed as a dance when Francis Forbes was Chief Justice of Newfoundland and published in a piano arrangement by Oliver Ditson of Boston. It is the earliest Newfoundland composition set down in music notation. During the First World War, soldiers of The Royal Newfoundland Regiment treated it as a march and later made it the Regiment's authorized march.

This is also the official song of the Royal St John's Regatta where it is known as Up The Pond. It is traditionally played on Regatta Day each year in St John's, the capital of Newfoundland, as the crews pass the bandstand on their return to the stakes. The regatta is said to be the oldest continuously running sporting event in North America.



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