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28 February 2012 0 Comments

I Came To A Western Island

(c) Archie Fisher   I came to a western island as far as a man can walk is my land Cleared ten acres and a house I build, into the side of the hill One cow and a lean-to bier, a spring close by and a driftwood fire A clear view of the settin’ sun […]

25 July 2011 0 Comments

Lowlands Low (The Island Lass)

The packet is the island lass Lowlands, lowlands, lowlands low There’s a laddie howlin at the main topmast Lowlands, lowlands, lowlands low Out captain hails from Barbados He’s got the name Ol’ Hammertoes He feeds us bread as hard as brass His bacon salt is balaam’s ass It’s up aloft this yard must go Up […]

4 May 2010 0 Comments

Irish Rover

1.         On the Fourth of July Eighteen Hundred and Six We set sail from the sweet cove of Cork We were sailing away with a cargo of bricks For the grand City Hall in New York ’twas a wonderful craft she was rigged fore and aft And oh how the wild winds drove her She […]

4 May 2010 0 Comments

I’m Bound Away

For the sake of you me lassie I’m bound away me lassie For the sake of you me lassie I’m bound away Far across away the sea me lassie Far across away the sea me lassie Bound to sail the seas to China Bound aboard an ocean liner Bound to sail the rolling ocean Bound […]

4 May 2010 0 Comments

Is the Big Fella Gone?

Written by Rod Shearman Last night as I lay sleeping fast Is the whale then no more? I dreamt that this had come to pass Is the big fella gone? Sixty tons of streamlined grace Has she disappeared from the earth’s face Beneath the waves he echoes long Will we never hear the humpback’s song? […]

4 May 2010 0 Comments

I’s the B’y

I’se The B’y that builds the boat and I’se The B’y that sails her and I’se The B’y that catches the fish and Brings ’em home to Liza Chorus: Hip-yer-partner Sally Tibbo Hip-yer-partner Sally Brown Fogo, Twillingate, Morton’s Harbour, All around the circle Sods and rinds to cover your flake, Cake and tea for supper […]