Excursion Around The Bay

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Well it was on this monday morning and the day be calm and fine
A harbour grace excursion with the boys who had the time
and just before the sailor took the gangway from the pier
I saw some fellow haul me wife aboard as a volunteer

Oh me, oh my, I heard me old wife cry
Oh me, oh my, I think I'm gonna die!
Oh me, oh my, I heard me old wife say,
"I wish I'd never taken this excursion around the bay"

We had fourteen hundred souls aboard, oh what a splendid sight!
Left stong and regimental to make our spirits bright
and meself being in the double, when a funny things they'd say
They choke themselves from laughing when they'd see us in the bay

Me wife she got no better, she turned a sickly green
I fed her cake and candy, fat pork and kerosene
Castor Oil and sugar of candy, I rubbed pure oil on her face
and I said she'll be a dandy when we reaches Harbour Grace!

My wife she got no better, my wife me darling dear
the screeches from her trollear could hear in Carbonear
I tried every place in Harbour Grace, tried every store and shop,
to get her something for a cure or take her to the hop

She died below the brandy's as we were coming back
we buried her in the ocean wrapped up in a Union Jack
So now I am a single man in search of a pretty face
and the woman that says she'll have me, I'm off for Harbour Grace!

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from Rabant Original, released August 7, 2016

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