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Thread #112261   Message #2613073
Posted By: Beer
17-Apr-09 - 09:31 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Rory Get Your Dory (Eddie LeGere)
Subject: Lyr Add: RORY GET YOUR DORY (Eddie LeGere)
You're correct in all Charley.
Another typo I'm sure is "Soewester". I don't think I've spelt this correct.
Adrien


RORY GET YOUR DORY

In Cape Breton Island, down Nova Scotia way,
Lies a little fishing village; they call it Pleasant Bay.
No one ever hurries there; a day seems like a year;
And any time you're passing by, these words you're sure to hear:

Oh, Rory, get your dory out. There's herring in the bay.
Do your fooling in the winter time. There's still no time to play.
Why, what good is blue potatoes, without herring on the plate?
So pull up your suspenders, b'y, or perhaps we'll be too late.

Big Willie Dan MacDonald, big Rory John McNeil,
Are the finest herring fisherman that ever used the creel.
Known to all Cape Bretoners, from the Bay to Whitney Pier,
Big Willie Dan, and Rory John, these words you're sure to hear:

Oh, Rory, get your dory out. There's herring in the bay.
Put on your old sou'wester, b'y, and we'll be on our way.
A school of herring in the sea, just waiting to be caught.
Wee Alex needs a pair of shoes and the baby needs a cot.


Words by: Eddie LeGere
Recorded in Toronto 1966 but written in the early 50s according to what Eddie told me.
Ad.


Corrections made. --JoeClone, 19-Apr-09.