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Lyr Req: No More Fish No Fishermen (from L Killen)

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CHAMPION AT DRIVIN' 'EM CRAZY
NO MORE FISH, NO FISHERMEN


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Wotcha 12 Aug 99 - 03:54 PM
Barbara 12 Aug 99 - 04:00 PM
Charlie Baum 12 Aug 99 - 04:36 PM
CeltArctic 12 Aug 99 - 10:18 PM
GeorgeH 13 Aug 99 - 06:08 AM
Sandy Paton 13 Aug 99 - 11:18 AM
Wotcha 13 Aug 99 - 01:35 PM
Lorraine 13 Aug 99 - 07:50 PM
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Wotcha 09 Jun 02 - 11:15 PM
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Subject: Killen song about fishermen
From: Wotcha
Date: 12 Aug 99 - 03:54 PM

At Mystic this year, Lou Killen sang a song about the decline of the fishing industry in some Canadian region. I would like to know if anyone knows the title to the song, and where it is recorded?


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Subject: RE: Killen song about fishermen
From: Barbara
Date: 12 Aug 99 - 04:00 PM

Would it be "No More Fish, No Fishermen" by Ottawa singersongwriter Shelley Posen and John Goss (tune), about the demise of the cod fishing industry in Newfoundland? If it is, let me know and I'll transcribe the words from the second Finest Kind CD (Heart's Delight). Was written in 1996.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: Lyr Add: NO MORE FISH, NO FISHERMEN (I S Posen)
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 12 Aug 99 - 04:36 PM

From Ann Downey's Finest Kind Website:

NO MORE FISH, NO FISHERMEN
w. © 1996 I. Sheldon Posen, Well Done Music, BMI m. John Goss

Out along the harbour reach
Boats stand dried up on the beach
Ghost-like in the early dawn
Empty, now the fish are gone.
What will become of people now?
Try to build a life somehow
Hard, hard times are back again
No more fish, no fishermen.

No more shoppers in the stores
Since the fish plant closed its doors
Men who walked a trawler's decks
Now line up for welfare cheques.
There's big "For Sale" signs everywhere
Pockets empty, cupboards bare
See it on the news at ten
No more fish, no fishermen.

Once from Ship Cove to Cape Race
Port aux Basques to Harbour Grace
Newfoundlanders fished for cod
Owing merchants, trusting God.
They filled their dories twice a day
They fished their poor sweet lives away
They could not imagine then
No more fish, no fishermen.

Back before the Second War
We could catch our fish inshore
Boats were small and gear was rough
We caught fish, but left enough.
And now there's no more fish because
The trawler fleets took all there was
We could see it coming then
No more fish, no fishermen.

Farewell now to stage and flake
Get out for the children's sake
Leave all friends and kin behind
Take whatever job you find.
There's some that say things aren't so black
They say the fish will all come back
Who'll be here to catch them then?
No more fish, no fishermen.
^^

Double spacing deleted. --JoeClone, 12-Aug-02.


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Subject: RE: Killen song about fishermen
From: CeltArctic
Date: 12 Aug 99 - 10:18 PM

Could it have been Stan Roger's song, "Make and Break Harbour"? Ian Robb and Finest Kind have also recorded that one.

Moira Cameron


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Subject: RE: Killen song about fishermen
From: GeorgeH
Date: 13 Aug 99 - 06:08 AM

Hey, it's great to hear Lou Killen's still playing festivals over there. One of the stalwarts of the early years of the revival. Can we have him back, please??

G.


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Subject: RE: Killen song about fishermen
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 13 Aug 99 - 11:18 AM

Nope.


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Subject: RE: Killen song about fishermen
From: Wotcha
Date: 13 Aug 99 - 01:35 PM

Barbara and Charlie:

That was it. Thanks very much! There's a small group of "folkies out here in the desert ... we'll take Killen instead; our turn! Not much beer though ...

It would be neat to have him sing at the launching of the Al Hashemi II next year-- a huge wooden dhow/baghla (mule ship) -- something that makes the Mystic's Amistad look like a Jolly Boat (Jolly apparently coming out of the local lingo, ghelli or fishing boat).

Cheers, Alhamdalla Brian


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Subject: RE: Killen song about fishermen
From: Lorraine
Date: 13 Aug 99 - 07:50 PM

I do believe he's heading to d.c soon-Lorraine


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Subject: RE: Killen song about fishermen
From: Pelrad
Date: 14 Aug 99 - 12:26 AM

Louis is alive and well, looking better than he has in the past few years, and sounding great too! And no, you guys definitely can't have him back. thhhbbbbbpppppttttt! :-)

Glad to see someone else here who made it to Mystic this year.


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Subject: RE: Killen song about fishermen
From: Wotcha
Date: 09 Jun 02 - 11:15 PM

Refresh ...
Finest Kind performed their work at Mystic this year (2002), so got the song from the source and their great CD ...
Played thing all the way back to Virginia ...
Cheers,
Brian


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Subject: RE: Killen song about fishermen
From: Ballyholme
Date: 10 Jun 02 - 02:27 PM

Any more details about his d.c. visit, Lorraine? I've checked his website and it doesn't mention it.


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Subject: RE: Killen song about fishermen
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 10 Jun 02 - 03:31 PM

if you check out his website, you'll see he was in UK in April and May, and will be back at many festivals in UK in July. Give him back!


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Subject: RE: Killen song about fishermen
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 10 Jun 02 - 03:46 PM

sorry, that's www.louiskillen.com


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Subject: RE: Killen song about fishermen
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Jun 02 - 03:54 PM

www.louiskillen.com


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Subject: RE: Killen song about fishermen
From: Art Thieme
Date: 10 Jun 02 - 11:51 PM

Hello Mr. K.

Art


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Subject: RE: Killen song about fishermen
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 11 Jun 02 - 06:18 AM

I have heard that Louis is coming back to the UK permanently later this year. Only hearsay, but I hope it is true. Burl.


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Subject: RE: Killen song about fishermen
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 13 Jun 02 - 08:29 PM

Well, he was here in my house, today, recording in our modest little Greenhays studio, with engineer my son Jon, some material for his forthcoming recording (to do with wit, wisdom, recitations, and other wondrous recallings, of his childhood home). Jon, coming up to the kitchen for drinks refills (iced tea and water, thank you) couldn't stop chuckling. "What?" I said. "Darned funny man," he replied.

Louie says he now lives in the wilds of Minnesota.


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