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Harbour Grace Oh, Harbour Grace is a very nice place And so is the Bay of Islands, So we give three cheers for Carbonear When the boys comes home from swilin'. Georgie he could build a boat And he's the boy could drive her, He's the boy could catch the fish And take them home to Lizer. I love to set by the big hot stove And watch the kittle bilin', Daddy will buy the baby a frock When the boys comes home from swilin'. Oh, Uncle George he went to town To buy I aye some cotton, If he don't bring the flowery stuff, He needn't bring I nottin'. Now we're bound for Carbonear With our bright colors flyin', The girls will wear new sealskin pants When the boys comes home from swilin'. Billy was our captain bold And Georgie our commander, But a great big sea washed over he And drowned the Newfoundlander. We'll all go down for Mackety Bay And dere we'Il stay for de winter, We'll all set down to a very good feed With mussels in the corner. From Folk Songs of Canada, Fowke and Johnston RG
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