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Run Runaway


I like black and white
dream in black in white
you like black and white
run runaway


Chorus:


See chameleon lying there in the sun
all thanks to everyone
run runaway


If your in the swing
money ain't everything
if your in the swing
run runaway


Chorus


If you got it sussed
don't beat around the bush
if you got it sussed
run runaway


Chorus


Oh now can't she wait?
no no come on and wait
oh now can't she wait?
run runaway


Chorus


I like black and white
dream in black in white
you like black and white
run runaway


Chorus


Goin Up


Well come gather all around me
There is something you should know
There's no place quite like this place
If we get it on the go


So, pile your boots up in the corner
Hang your jacket from the door
There's thirty people in the kitchen
And there's always room for more


Chorus:


oh-oh-oh, Come on now
Let's lock the world outside
oh-oh-oh, Come on I tell you now
She's goin' up tonight


Well there'll be music all around you
You should see the way it feels
Come on off we go now
Heel and toe now
To the jigs and reels


'Cause somebody's got a fiddle
And someone else bought a guitar
and we got Bobby on the squeezebox
Grab a chair and mason jar


Chorus


Well there'll be smilin', there'll be laughin'
Well that's good enough for me
There'll be dancing all around you
This is where you want to be


So pile your boots up in the corner
Hang your jacket from the door
There's thirty people in the kitchen
And there's always room, yes there's always room


Fast As I Can


From the first "Hello" you gave to me
I've done nothing else but smile
And I know you're in a hurry
but its gonna take a while.
So forgive me if we go slow,
but there's something I think you should know


Chorus:


I'm goin fast as I can, please don't make me rush
this feeling's coming on way too fast
I'll tell you all of the things that you'll never forget
But I'm not ready say, "I love you" yet
I'm not ready to say "I love you" yet.


Don't push me in too deep,
I've always been the fool who rushes in.
I know, You've got to take the pieces one-by-one
for you've got everything.
So forgive me if we take time.
but there's something thats been on my mind.


Chorus


Oh! There'll be times when I'm mistaken
there'll be times when we're gonna fight
but you needn't doubt we can work it out
and in time we'll get it right.
So forgive me if we go slow but there's something I think you should know...


Chorus


Mari-Mac

There's a neat little lass and her name is Mari Mac
Make no mistake, she's the girl I'm gonna track
Lot of other fellas try to get her on her back
But I'm thinking that they'll have to get up early


Chorus:


Mari Mac's mother's making Mari Mac marry me
My mother's making me marry Mari Mac
Well I'm going to marry Mari for when Mari's taking care of me
We'll all be feeling merry when I marry Mari Mac


Now Mari and her mother are an awful lot together
In fact you hardly see the one without the other
And people often wonder if it's Mari or her mother
Or both of them together I am courting


Chorus


Well up among the heather in the hills of Bonifee
Well I had a bonnie lass sitting on me knee
A bumble bee stung me right above me knee
Up among the heather in the hills of Benifee


Chorus


Well I said "Wee bonnie lassie, where you going to spend the day?"
She said "Among the heather in the hills of Benifee"
Where all the boys and girls are making out so free
Up among the heather in the hills of Benifee


Chorus


The wedding's on Wednesday, everything's arranged
Soon her name will be changed to mine unless her mind be changed
And making the arrangements, I'm feeling quite deranged
Marriage is an awful undertaking


Chorus


Sure to be a grand affair, grander than a fair
Going to be a fork and plate for every man that's there
And I'll be a bugger if I don't get my share
If I don't we'll be very much mistaken


Chorus


There's a neat little lass and her name is Mari Mac
Make no mistake, she's the girl I'm gonna track
Lot of other fellas try to get up on her back
I'm thinking that they'll have to get up early


Chorus


Something To It


I'm sorry if i ruined your day
I really hope that you understand
I'm a million miles away
Looking for a place to land


My father phoned me yesterday
your time has come, well done my son
tried to think of what to say
when words can heed already gone


Chorus:


I don't know how I got here
there must be something to it
I think I need some time alone
to work my way through it


The moon is in the sky tonight
not very warm but it sheds some light
ask me now and I just might
let the morning come and tell me if its right


Chorus


Soon initial bliss will pass
this precious time might be your last
Like dew upon the morning grass,
good intentions can vanish with the sun


I'm sorry if i ruined your day
I really hope that you understand
I'm a million miles away
looking for a place to land
I'm a million miles away
looking for a place to land


Buying Time


I stayed awake for hours again last night
searching for a reason to keep up the fight
I've made choices I don't regret
I've got problems I don't get


I didn't want to carry the heavier load
You can't always take the middle road
There comes a time when you make up your mind
And the point get left behind


Chorus:


Oh lets wait one more day for the conversation
One more day to make it right
Lets get away from the confrontation
One more day just buying time


For years and years you can drift alone
And write another verse to an endless song
Wait one more day till the time is right
Hoping that you both see the light


You won't see the light!


Chorus


I'm not afraid to sleep alone
I'm not afraid to be alone


Stayed awake for hours again last night
Just searching for a reason to keep up the fight
I've made choices I don't regret
But I've got problems and problems and problems and problems..


Chorus


Lukey


Well oh, Lukey's boat is painted green,
Ha, me boys!
Lukey's boat is painted green,
The prettiest boat that you've ever seen,
A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day!
A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day!


Well oh, Lukey's boat's got a fine fore cuddy,
Ha, me boys!
Lukey's boat's got a fine fore cuddy,
And every seam is chinked with putty,
A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day!
A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day!


Well I says "Lukey the blinds are down"
Ha, me boys!
I says "Lukey the blinds are down"
"Me wife is dead and she's underground"
A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day!
A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day


Well I says Lukey "I don't care"
Ha, me boys!
I says Lukey "I don't care"
"I'll get me another in the spring of the year"
A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day!
A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day!


Oh, Lukey's rolling out his grub,
Ha, me boys!
Lukey's rolling out his grub,
One split pea, and a ten pound tub,
A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day!
A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day!


Well, Lukey's boat's got high-topped sails,
Ha, me boys!
Lukey's boat's got high-topped sails
The sheet was planted with copper nails,
A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day!
A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day!


Lukey's boat is painted green,
Ha, me boys!
Lukey's boat is painted green,
It's the prettiest boat that you've ever seen,
A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day!
A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day!
A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day!


The Old Black Rum


I drank sixteen doubles for the price of one
Trying to find the courage to talk to one
I asked her for a dance
Not a second glance
My night had just begun


Well I drink to the father and the holy ghost
I'm kneeling at the alter of my nightly post
So I'll raise a glass, not the first nor last
Come join me in this toast


Chorus:


Because the old black rum's got a hold on me
Like a dog wrapped round my leg
And the old black rum's got a hold on me
Will I live for another day?
Hey, Will I live for another day?


Well the queen of George street just went walking on by
Walking on by with some guy who don't care
That she stood in line
Since half past nine
And spent three hours on her hair (On her hair!)


Well her friend is looking at me with an evil grin
I think the bloody racket might soon begin
I must have said some thing
To the George street queen
The boys are joining in!


Chorus


So I drank all of my money
And I slept out in the rain
Everyday is different but the nights they're all the same
You never see the sun on the old black rum
But I know I'm gonna do it again!


Chorus 2x


The Chemical Worker's Song (Process Man)


Chorus:


And its go boys go
They'll time your every breath
And every day in this place your two days near to death
But you go


Well a process man am I and I'm tellin' you no lie
I work and breathe among the fumes that tread across the sky
There's thunder all around me and there's poison in the air
There's a lousy smell that smacks of hell and dust all in me hair


Chorus


Well I've worked among the spitters and I breathe the oily smoke
I've shovelled up the gypsum and it neigh 'on makes you choke
I've stood knee deep cyanide, got sick with a caustic burn
Been working rough, I've seen enough, to make your stomach turn


Chorus


There's overtime and bonus opportunities galore
The young men like their money and they all come back for more
But soon your knocking on and you look older than you should
For every bob made on the job, you pay with flesh and blood


Chorus


Well a process man am I and I'm telling you no lie
I work and breathe among the fumes that tread across the sky
There's thunder all around me and there's poison in the air
There's a lousy smell that smacks of hell and dust all in me hair


Chorus 2x


Wave Over Wave


Oh me name's Able Rodgers, a share man am I
On a three masted schooner from Twillingate Isle
I've been the world over north, south, east, and west
But the middle of nowhere wheres' I likes it best


Chorus:


Where its wave over wave, sea over bow
I'm as happy a man as the sea will allow
Theres no other life for a sailor like me
And to sail the salt sea boys, sail the sea
There's no other life but to sail the salt sea


Well I leave my wife lonely ten months of the year
For she built me a home and raised my children there
She never come out to bid farewell to me
Or ken why a sailor must sail the salt sea


Chorus


The work it is hard and the hours are long
But my spirit is willing, my back it is strong
And when the works over the whisky will pour
We'll dance with the girls upon some foreign shore


I've sailed the world over for decades or more
And oft times I wonder what I do it for
I dont know the answer its pleasure and pain
But with life to live over I'd do it again


Chorus


Billy Peddle


Billy Peddle Billy Peddle did you see Tom White?
Billy Peddle Billy Peddle did you see Tom White?
Billy Peddle Billy Peddle did you see Tom White?
Gone around the harbour gonna stay all night
Gone around the harbour gonna get a dose of beer
Gone around the harbour gonna get away from here
Gone around the harbour gonna have a cup of tea
If you see a Billy Peddle tell him I wants he!


Repeat


Nothing Out of Nothing


I left my home, my family by the ocean
Out on my own, to seek my fortune,
There's no work to occupy these young hands
So look out boy! Your heading for the mainland!


Chorus:


And what do you do? Can't make nothing out of nothing
Everybody needs a start
And what do you do? Can't make nothing out of nothing
Give my country back its heart


Now I was born on a St. John's street
Where all my hopes could meet with defeat
I hired my days to higher education
No I'm so smart I could rule this comdenation


Chorus


No I'm alone but I'm working everyday
I'm getting stoned and blowing all my pay
Just to survive I'll do whatever I can
No I'm alive, but I cannot be a real man


Chorus


The Jolly Butcher


Chorus:


Oh won't you come along with me love
Come along with me!
Come for one night and be my wife
And come along with me


Well it is of the jolly butcher as you might plainly see
As he roved out one morning in search of company
He went into a tavern and a fair girl he did see
Ah come for one night, be my wife, oh come along with me


He called for liquor of the best
And he makes such fortune play
Come have a drink, it will make us think
That it is our wedding day


Chorus


Well he called for a candle to light their way to bed
And when he had her in the room these words to her he said,
"A sovereign I will give to you, for to embrace your charms
And all that night, that fair young maid, lied in the butchers' arms


Chorus


Oh, Early the next morning be sure it went his way
He looked unto that fair young maid and unto her did say,
"That sovereign that I gave to you, do not think me strange,
Well that sovereign that I gave to you will you give me back me change!"


Chorus


Well about a 12 months later he roved out once more
And he went into the tavern where he'd often been before
He wasn't in there very long when his fair maid he did see
And she brought forth a baby three months old and placed it on his knee


When he saw the baby, he began to curse and swear
And he said unto that fair young maid, "Why did you bring him here?!"
"Well he is your own, kind sir", she said, "Do not think me strange,
Well that sovereign that you gave to me, I gives you back your change!!"


Chorus 2x


Rant & Roar


Chorus:


We'll rant and we'll roar like true Newfoundlanders
We'll rant and we'll roar on deck and below
Until we strikes bottom inside the two sunkers
When straight through the channel to Toslow we'll go


I'm a son of a sea cook, I'm a cook in a trader
I can dance, I can sing, I can reef the main boom
I can handle a jigger, I cuts a fine figure
Whenever I gets in a boats standing room


Chorus


Farewell and adieu to ye young maids of Valen
Oderin and Presque, Fox Hole and Bruley
I'm bound for the westward to the wall with the hole in
I can't marry all or a chokey I'll be


Chorus 2x


       
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