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Great Big Sea Listings at GEST Songs Of NFLD
[1993-2013]
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(Including songs by Rankin Street Pre-GBS)

As I Roved Out (Pre-GBS) ~ Traditional

Auntie Mary ~ Traditional (V)

Bad As I Am ~ Séan McCann & Bob Hallett (V)

The Banks Of Newfoundland #10 ~ Sir Francis Forbes

Barque In The Harbour ~ Traditional (V)

Beat The Drum ~ Rory & Calum MacDonald (V)

Berry Picking Time ~ Doyle (Based on a traditional) (V2)

Billy Peddle ~ Traditional

Boat Like Gideon Brown, A ~ Frank Dwyer (V)

Boston And St John's ~ Alan Doyle (V2)

Buying Time ~ Bob Hallett & Séan McCann

Can't Stop Falling ~ Alan Doyle & Séan McCann (V)

Captain Kidd ~ Traditional (V)

Captain Wedderburn ~ Traditional (V2)

The Chemical Worker's Song ~ Ron Angel (V)

Clearest Indication ~ Doyle, McCann, Trapper (V2)

Cod Liver Oil (Pre-GBS) ~ Traditional

Come And I Will Sing You ~ Traditional (V2)

Company Of Fools ~ Alan Doyle and Russell Crowe (V)

Concerning Charlie Horse ~ Omar Blondahl (V)

Consequence Free ~ Doyle & McCann (V)

Dance Dance ~ McCann/Hallett/Doyle/Workman/O'Brien

Dear Home Town ~ Alan Doyle & Randy Bachman (V)

Demasduit Dream ~ Bob Hallett (V)

Donkey Riding ~ Traditional

Don't Wanna Go Home ~ Doyle - thanks to Scott Grimes

Dream To Live ~ Séan McCann

Drunken Sailor ~ Traditional (V)

End Of The World ~ Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe (V)

England ~ Séan McCann (V2)

Everything Shines ~ Chris Tapper (V)

Excursion Around The Bay ~ Johnny Burke (V2)

Falling Down Blue ~ Jim Cuddy (V)

Fast As I Can ~ Alan Doyle (V)

Feel It Turn ~ Séan McCann (V)

Feller From Fortune (Pre-GBS) ~ Traditional

Ferryland Sealer ~ Traditional (V)

Fisherman's Lament ~ Ed McCann (V2)

Follow Me Back ~ Hallett, J Fisher, J O'Brien (V2)

French Perfume ~ Bob Hallett (V)

French Shore ~ Lem Snow (V)

Gallows Pole ~ Traditional (V)

General Taylor ~ Traditional (V2)

Goin' Up ~ Alan Doyle (V)

Gone By The Board ~ Hallett (Traditional Based) (V)

Good People ~ Séan McCann and Paul Lamb (V)

Graceful And Charming ~ Traditional

Greenland Whale Fishery ~ Traditional (V)

Greenspond ~ (Henry) Beckles Willson (V)

Handjive (Pre-GBS) ~ Cliff Richard

Hard Case ~ McCann, Jeen O'Brien, Kalem Mahoney (V)

Have A Cuppa Tea ~ Ray Davies (V)

Haven't Seen You In A Long Time ~ Colin Hay

Heart Of Hearts (V)

Heart Of Stone ~ McCann, Jeen O'Brien, Kalem Mahoney

Helmethead ~ Bob Hallett

Here And Now ~ GBS with Workman/O'Brien (V)

Hit The Ground And Run ~ Doyle and R Crowe (V2)

Horatio The Penguin ~ McCann, Doyle, Hallett (V)

How Did We Get From Saying I Love You ~ Alan Doyle

I'm A Man You Don't Meet Every Day~ Traditional

I'm A Rover ~ Traditional (V)

I'm The B'y (Pre-GBS) ~ Traditional

I's The B'y ~ Traditional (V2)

Irish Paddy ~ Traditional (V)

Jack Hinks ~ Johnny Quigley (V)

Jakey's Gin ~ Traditional

John Barbour ~ Traditional (V)

Johnny McEldoo (Pre-GBS) ~ Traditional (V)

The Jolly Butcher ~ Traditional

Jolly Roving Tar ~ Edward Harrigan & David Braham (V)

Let It Go ~ Doyle, Gordie Sampson, Blair Daly (V2)

Little Beggardude ~ Traditional (V)

Little Beggarman ~ Traditional (V)

Long Life ~ McCann/O'Brien/Plaskett (V)

Long Lost Love ~ McCann & Chris Trapper (V)

Love ~ Séan McCann (V)

Love Me Tonight ~ McCann/Doyle/Workman/O'Brien (V)

Lucky Me ~ Alan Doyle & Gordie Sampson (V)

Lukey ~ Virtue Kean (V)

Margarita ~ Séan McCann (V)

Mari-Mac ~ Traditional (V)

The Mermaid ~ Shel Silverstein (V)

Metrobus ~ Bob Hallett (V)

Misty Moisty Morning ~ Traditional

Mummers Carol, The ~ (Based on Simani's) (V)

My Apology ~ Séan McCann

The Night That Paddy Murphy Died ~ Traditional

Northwest Passage ~ Stan Rogers (V)

Nothing But A Song ~ Doyle & McCann (V)

Nothing Out Of Nothing ~ Séan McCann

Oh Yeah ~ McCann/Hallett/Doyle/Workman/O'Brien (V)

The Old Black Rum ~ Hallett ~ Based on a traditional (V)

Old Brown's Daughter ~ Johnny Burke (long) (V)

Old Brown's Daughter ~ Johnny Burke (short) (V)

The Old Polina ~ Traditional

The Old Woman From Wexford (Pre-GBS) ~ Traditional

Ordinary Day ~ Doyle & McCann (V)

Our Station (Pre-GBS) ~ From Spirit of the West

Over The Hills ~ Bob Hallett (V)

Own True Way ~ Doyle, McCann, Chris Trapper (V)

Penelope ~ Chris Hynes (V)

Process Man ~ Ron Angel (V)

Rant & Roar ~ Traditional

Recruiting Sergeant ~ Bob Hallett (Vx3)

Republican Song (Pre-GBS) ~ McCann & Hallett

Rigadoon ~ Traditional (Vx4)

Riley's Daughter (Pre-GBS) ~ Traditional

River Driver ~ Traditional (V)

Road To Ruin ~ Doyle/Joel Plaskett/Paul Lamb (V)

Rocks Of Merasheen ~ Al Pittman (V)

Run Runaway ~ Noddy Holder & Jimmy Lea (V)

Safe Upon The Shore ~ McCann and Murray Foster (V)

Scolding Wife ~ Traditional (V)

Sea Of No Cares ~ Doyle, McCann, Chris Trapper (V)

Seagulls ~ Bob Hallett

The Seven Joys Of Mary ~ Traditional

Shines Right Through Me ~McCann/Doyle/Mahoney (V2)

Someday Soon ~ Alan Doyle (V2)

Somedays ~ Séan McCann (V)

Something I Should Know ~ Séan McCann

Something To It ~ Séan McCann (V)

Straight To Hell ~ Alan Doyle (V)

Stumbling In ~ Alan Doyle (V)

Summer ~ Séan McCann & Alan Doyle (V)

Tickle Cove Pond ~ Mark Walker

Time Brings ~ Séan McCann (V)

Tishialuk Girls Set ~ Charlie Lloyd

Trois Navires De Blé ~ Traditional (V)

Two Jinkers (Jimmy Walsh & Stephen) ~ Traditional (V)

Walk On The Moon ~ Alan Doyle/Gordie Sampson (V2)

Wandering Ways ~ Séan McCann and Dr. Greg Browne

Wave Over Wave ~ Jim Payne (V)

What Are Ya' At? ~ Alan Doyle (V)

When I Am King ~ Alan Doyle (V)

When I'm Up I Can't Get Down~Teller/Prosser/Jones(V2)

Where Did You Go? ~ McCann/O'Brien/Plaskett (V)

Widow In The Window ~ Doyle, McCann, Trapper (V2)

Yankee Sailor ~ Doyle, Hallett, Plaskett, Lamb (V)

Yarmouth Town ~ Traditional

Biographical Notes

Great Big Sea formed in Newfoundland in 1993 when Alan Doyle of Petty Harbour joined up with Darrell Power of Outer Cove, and former Rankin Street members Séan McCann of Carbonear, and Bob Hallett of St John's. In 2003, Darrell Power left the group and was replaced by Murray Foster of Thornhill, Ontario. Kris MacFarlane of Westville, Nova Scotia joined as drummer. The only Rankin Street recording (Pre-GBS tape — Live At The Blarneystone Pub in St John's, NL) was released in the United Kingdom in 1991 before Alan Doyle joined and the group became Great Big Sea. Back then the band was made up of Séan McCann, Darrell Power, Bob Hallett and Jacqui St Croix and played mostly traditional music.

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The video below features an interview by Barbara Dacey from mvyradio of Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, with Séan McCann at the Cisco Systems Ottawa Bluesfest at LeBreton Flats Park, One Vimy Place Pvt, Ottawa, on July 11, 2008.




#898: YouTube interview by mvyradio ©2008

Below are five playlists of Great Big Sea songs recorded, performed live, or performed as covers by others. Have a look.



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