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Thread #99751   Message #1992333
Posted By: semi-submersible
10-Mar-07 - 04:00 AM
Thread Name: Who sings about tugboats?
Subject: RE: Who sings about tugboats?
On the west coast, tugs are dedicated towboats, while in the Great Lakes tugs are fishing boats. I got quite confused the first time I heard of a "fish tug."

If you can get Bob Bossin to come, you'll be in luck. He brought quite an energy onstage when I saw him doing a political show called "Dr. Bossin's Home Remedy for Nuclear War." His songwriting is excellent. Tugboats (aka Towboats) is fun and memorable. On a benefit CD I heard, Stan Rogers came in with a verse of it (the verse with the cussing).

Bossin also did a slightly shortened version of the humourous yarn The Oda G, beginning:

There once was a tug called the Oda G.
(I swear that this story is true!)
From Anchorage to Rupert, clear down to Vancouver,
She knew this old coastline as well as I do.