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Newfoundland Smugglers (David Blackmore) video
#1801: YouTube video by NLTreasure
©2014 ~ Used with permission ~

Smugglers, smugglers.....
Me mudder and her sister now are growin' old,
They took a trip down south
'cause the wedder was gettin' cold;
They stepped on foreign soil
and found the stuff so cheap,
It'll be party time in Newfoundland,
up and down the shores we'll creep.

Me mudder and her sister, branded smugglers,
Got stopped at the border by customs officers;
Got caught with sixty ouncers
and twenty packs of smokes,
They questioned them for hours
and, brudder, this ain't no joke.

Oh, me mudder's a smuggler and her sister, too,
Arrested at the airport, doin' time in Baccalieu;
For the next five years they won't be on a plane,
Me mudder and her sister
were playin' a crooked game.
Yes, me mudder and her sister
were playin' a crooked game.

Smugglers, smugglers.....
They asked them at customs
what were they bringin' back,
Nuttin', Mudder said, sister almost cracked;
The officers did a search
and they found everything,
I bet they'll never tell another lie again.

They didn't take it lightly
and began to prosecute,
Standin' before the judge,
shakin' in their rubber boots;
Not knowing what was comin',
they stood there hand-in-hand,
They were sentenced for five years,
stay away from foreign land.

Oh, me mudder's a smuggler and her sister, too,
Arrested at the airport, doin' time in Baccalieu;
The next five years they won't be on a plane,
Me mudder and her sister
were playin' a crooked game.

Oh, me mudder's a smuggler and her sister, too,
Arrested at the airport, doin' time in Baccalieu;
They let 'em go home and
they thought they had it made,
They locked 'em up as soon as
they got to Port De Grave.
Yes, they locked 'em up as soon as
they got to Port De Grave,
'Cause me mudder and her sister
were playin' a crooked game.....
Smugglers, smugglers.....

####.... Variant of a poem by Donna Porter Howlett of St John's, NL, arranged and recorded by David Blackmore of Port aux Basques, NL, and Halifax, Nova Scotia. ©2013. All Rights Reserved ....####
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