Some Shockin' Good (Simani) videos
#592: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

We travelled way down east this year to see our parents place,
And meet our gramps and grandma who've never seen our face;
The customs and the words were strange but be it understood,
That everyone we met back home was some shockin' good.

My grandpa took me fishing in his dory down the bay,
You talk about your big ones that didn't get away;
We brought them in and cleaned them up for winter like you would,
And what we ate for supper tasted some shockin' good.

Some shockin' good, old tom, some shockin' good;
Everything we did back home was some shockin' good.

My grandma learned me how to cook a scoff up for the boys,
With figgy duff and riblets, pease pudding and doughboys;
I helped her clean the veggies and fill the stove with wood,
I loved it when she told me I was some shockin' good.

Our darling maid soon won our hearts with sweet talk and a smile,
We'd cook and clean and knit a bit and then we'd rest awhile;
We tried not to spoil her, but teach her as I should,
Respect for God and everything is some shockin' good.

Some shockin' good, my ducky, some shockin' good;
Everywhere we had a time was some shockin' good.

Our holidays are over now, we're heading upalong,
We're very sad to leave here, we'll be back before long;
A grand old place to visit, we'd stay here if we could,
It's nice to live where everything is some shockin' good.

Some shockin' good, old trout, some shockin' good;
Every way we turned, we found it some shockin' good.

Some shockin' good, my love, some shockin' good;
Everyone we met back home was some shockin' good.

####.... © William Lloyd Candow of Curling and Pasadena, NL [1926-2010] ....####
Recorded by Simani (Music And Friends, trk#7, 1999, SWC Productions, English Harbour West, NL).

See more songs by Simani.

A variant was recorded by Bobby Evans (Fred Rowsell) of Glovertown, NL. (Newfoundland Fun Songs, trk#11).

Squeezin' Steve Searle also recorded a variant on a compilation album by various artists (More Newfoundland Gold 3, trk#6, 2002, Condor, Toronto, Ontario, distributed by Heritage Music, Scarborough, Ontario).

From the Dictionary Of Newfoundland English:
Figgy Duff - boiled pudding containing raisins.
Scoff - cooked meal at sea or ashore, especially at night and often part of an impromptu party; such a repast prepared with 'bucked' or stolen ingredients.
Upalong - away from a person or locality; to or on the mainland of Canada or the United States.

From Dictionary.com:
Doughboy - ² rounded mass of dough, boiled or steamed as a dumpling or deep-fried and served as a hot bread.


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