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Great Big Sea Listings (V)=video
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(Including songs by Rankin Street Pre-Great Big Sea)

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 ~ Alan Doyle (Based on a traditional) (Vx2)
Billy Peddle ~ Traditional
Boat Like Gideon Brown, A ~ Frank Dwyer (V)
Boston And St. John's ~ Alan Doyle (Vx2)
Buying Time ~ Bob Hallett & Séan McCann
Can't Stop Falling ~ Alan Doyle & Séan McCann (V)
Captain Kidd ~ Traditional (V)
Captain Wedderburn ~ Traditional (Vx2)
The Chemical Worker's Song (Process Man) ~ Ron Angel (V)
Clearest Indication ~ Alan Doyle, Séan McCann, Ch. Trapper (Vx2)
Cod Liver Oil (Pre-GBS) ~ Traditional
Come And I Will Sing You ~ Traditional (Vx2)
Company Of Fools ~ Alan Doyle and Russell Crowe (V)
Concerning Charlie Horse ~ Omar Blondahl (V)
Consequence Free ~ Alan Doyle & Séan 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 ~ Alan Doyle with 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 (Vx2)
Everything Shines ~ Chris Tapper (V)
Excursion Around The Bay ~ Johnny Burke (Vx2)
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 (Séan's Father) (Vx2)
Follow Me Back ~ Bob Hallett, Jeremy Fisher, Jeen O'Brien (Vx2)
French Perfume ~ Bob Hallett (V)
French Shore ~ Lem Snow (V)
Gallows Pole ~ Traditional (V)
General Taylor ~ Traditional (Vx2)
Goin' Up ~ Alan Doyle (V)
Gone By The Board ~ Bob Hallett (Based on a traditional) (V)
Good People ~ Séan McCann and Paul Lamb (V)
Graceful And Charming ~ Traditional
Greenland Whale Fishery (Pre-GBS) ~ Traditional (V)
Greenspond ~ (Henry) Beckles Willson (V)
Handjive (Pre-GBS) ~ Cliff Richard
Hard Case ~ Séan 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 ~ Séan McCann, Jeen O'Brien, Kalem Mahoney
Helmethead ~ Bob Hallett
Here And Now ~ McCann/Hallett/Doyle/Workman/O'Brien (V)
Hit The Ground And Run ~ Alan Doyle and Russell Crowe (Vx2)
Horatio The Penguin ~ Séan McCann, Alan Doyle, Bob Hallett (V)
How Did We Get From Saying I Love You ~ Alan Doyle
I'm A Man You Don't Meet Every Day (Pre-GBS) ~ Traditional
I'm A Rover ~ Traditional (V)
I'm The B'y (Pre-GBS) ~ Traditional
I's The B'y ~ Traditional (Vx2)
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 ~ Alan Doyle, Gordie Sampson, Blair Daly (Vx2)
Little Beggardude ~ Traditional (V)
Little Beggarman ~ Traditional (V)
Long Life (Where Did You Go?) ~ Séan McCann/Jeen O'Brien/Joel Plaskett (V)
Long Lost Love ~ Séan 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 original) (V)
My Apology ~ Séan McCann
The Night That Paddy Murphy Died ~ Traditional
Northwest Passage ~ Stan Rogers (V)
Nothing But A Song ~ Alan Doyle & Séan McCann (V)
Nothing Out Of Nothing ~ Séan McCann
Oh Yeah ~ McCann/Hallett/Doyle/Workman/O'Brien (V)
The Old Black Rum ~ Bob 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 ~ Alan Doyle & Séan McCann (V)
Our Station (Pre-GBS) ~ From Spirit of the West
Over The Hills ~ Bob Hallett
Own True Way ~ Alan Doyle, Séan McCann, Chris Trapper (V)
Penelope ~ Chris Hynes (V)
Rant & Roar ~ Traditional
Recruiting Sergeant ~ Bob Hallett (Vx3)
Republican Song (Pre-GBS) ~ Séan McCann & Bob Hallett
Rigadoon ~ Traditional (Vx4)
Riley's Daughter (Pre-GBS) ~ Traditional
River Driver ~ Traditional (V)
Road To Ruin ~ Alan Doyle/Joel Plaskett/Paul Lamb (V)
Rocks Of Merasheen ~ Al Pittman (V)
Run Runaway ~ Noddy Holder & Jimmy Lea (V)
Safe Upon The Shore ~ Séan McCann and Murray Foster (V)
Scolding Wife ~ Traditional (V)
Sea Of No Cares ~ Alan Doyle, Séan McCann, Chris Trapper (V)
Seagulls ~ Bob Hallett
The Seven Joys Of Mary ~ Traditional
Shines Right Through Me ~ Séan McCann, Alan Doyle, Kalem Mahoney (Vx2)
Someday Soon ~ Alan Doyle (Vx2)
Somedays ~ Séan McCann (V)
Something I Should Know ~ Séan McCann
Something To It ~ Séan McCann (V)
Straight To Hell ~ Alan Doyle
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 And Stephen) ~ Traditional (V)
Walk On The Moon ~ Alan Doyle/Gordie Sampson (Vx2)
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 ~ I.Teller, A.Prosser, J.Jones (Vx2)
Widow In The Window ~ A. Doyle, Séan McCann, Ch. Trapper (Vx2)
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 YouTube video below features an interview by Barbara Dacey from mvyradio of Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, 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 with Séan McCann
by mvyradio ©2008.



~The above videos can also be viewed on individual lyrics pages~



~The above videos can also be viewed on individual lyrics pages~



~The above videos can also be viewed on individual lyrics pages~



~The above videos can also be viewed on individual lyrics pages~



~The above videos can also be viewed on individual lyrics pages~






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