Excursion Around The Bay Lyrics

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,br>


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!,br>


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Songwriter(s): Alan Doyle, Trad, Darrell Power, Robert Hallett, Shawn Mccann
Publisher(s): Old Tyme Music Ltd., Skinner S Hill Music, Kilbride Music Ltd.
Record Label(s): 2009 Great Big Sea USA Ltd
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pifflewoof 04/22/10,16:35

In the 4th verse, second line, the word 'trollear' is WRONG. It should be 'truly hear'. The line will read 'The screeches from her, truly, you could hear in Carbonear'.
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