Rubber Boots (by the son)
See also: Rubber Boots (Mark Hiscock)
And also: Rubber Boots (Harry Hibbs)
And also: With Me Rubber Boots On (Dick Nolan)

There are many versions of the Rubber Boot Song,
But I'll tell you now that the stories are wrong;
I'll continue the song in the words of me son,
Who fished with his dad with his rubber boots on.

Yes, I am the boy in the rubber boot song,
And I've worked with me father for seven years long;
Me father's unwilling to let me go home,
He wants me to work with me rubber boots on.

The Labrador shore is a rough place to be,
And I find it lonely, just me father and me;
If I had a girlfriend I'd stay with Old Tom,
And make the ten shillings with me rubber boots on.

Well, a merchant's fine daughter came down for the year,
A pretty young thing with long yellow hair;
I can't wait today till me work is all done,
And I'll go to her place with me rubber boots on.

Now, you can imagine my total surprise,
To find a house full of other young boys;
Wearin' their rubbers just like Father Tom,
'Cause they heard the song called the Rubber Boot Song.

Me mind it was working a mile overtime,
I had an advantage so I took me time;
For it was her aunt 'twas said in the song,
Kicked me dad out of bed with his rubber boots on.

When the house it was empty I knocked on her door,
She welcomed me in where I'd ne'er been before;
She said in a wink that her father was gone,
So I stepped in there smartly with me rubber boots on.

We went up the stairs and we jumped on the bed,
No thoughts of her father came into me head;
Till I heard the door like the sound of a gun,
And I jumped out of bed with me rubber boots on.

I rushed to the window my escape for to make,
But her father was waiting my life for to take;
The old man he grabbed me and he threw me head-long,
And I pitched on the ground with me rubber boots on.

That I lived to tell this is quite a surprise,
For the old man, he chased me with fire in his eyes;
He told me to get and he discharged his gun,
And I ran like the devil with me rubber boots on.

It was just two years later I met him once more,
He greeted me kindly like he'd ne'er done before;
He invited me over to see his grandson,
Run all 'round the house with his rubber boots on.

####.... Parody of an original comedy song written by Fred Northcotte [1938-2010] of Coppett and Ramea Island, NL ....####
A variant (by the father) was recorded as With Me Rubber Boots On by Dick Nolan (Welcome Aboard, trk#2, 1984, Boot Records, Mississauga, Ontario; My East Coast, trk#2, 2001, Heritage Music, Scarborough, Ontario).

See more songs by Dick Nolan.

Another variant (by the father) was recorded as Rubber Boots by his nibs, Harry Hibbs.

See more songs by Harry Hibbs.

A variant (by the father) was also recorded as Rubber Boots by Mark Hiscock on two compilation albums by various artists (Silly Songs, trk#1, 2008 CD); and (Our Songs, volume 4: Favourite Songs of Newfoundland Labrador, trk#1, 2007 CD) both from Avondale Music, St John's, NL).

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