#03511
Bay Bulls Fishermen
    (Gary O'Driscoll) Video
#2295: YouTube video
by oldirishladdie ℗2011
~ Used with permission ~

Good people give me your attention,
And a short song I'll sing unto you;
About all our Bay Bulls fishermen,
And about all the
queer things they do.

There's Gordon O'Driscoll and Junior,
They're eatin' their fish and fat pork;
But the man who knows
where all the things go,
Is Vinnie the boy from New York.

They're haulin' and pullin' and jiggin',
Their hand lines and
cod traps and trawls;
Haulin' and pullin' and jiggin' fish,
From the springtime
right up till the fall.

There's Billy and Dougie and Gordie,
And Harry and Gannon, their kids;
They're waving their hands
to the folks on the land,
They're the Bunkers
who live on the fish.

The rookies don't talk to each other,
Al lives up in Irishtown;
Gerard lives away
down in Placentia Bay,
Charles baits the fish,
Anson baits cod.

They're haulin' and pullin' and jiggin',
Their hand lines and
cod traps and trawls;
Haulin' and pullin' and jiggin' fish,
From the springtime
right up till the fall.

There's Harry and Chris
down the harbour,
And Kenny and Lestony Drew;
And Gene and Ray
are startin' their day,
Every morning at
quarter past two.

There's Gerald and Johnny Mulcahy,
The Odd Couple
that's what they're called;
Gerald he steers and
Johnny drinks beers,
That's all then,
that's all then, that's all.

They're haulin' and pullin' and jiggin',
Their hand lines and
cod traps and trawls;
Haulin' and pullin' and jiggin' fish,
From the springtime
right up till the fall.

There's Cyril and Tandem Mulcahy,
And Tom Ryan's and Kellin's tall tales;
And Patty O'Dea is stampin' away,
And the tourists are
out watching whales.

Some fishermen in our harbour,
Don't fish with a hook nor a line;
But they're haulin' them in
with a song and a grin,
The Gatheralls and the O'Briens.

They're haulin' and pullin' and jiggin',
Their hand lines and
cod traps and trawls;
Haulin' and pullin' and jiggin' fish,
From the springtime
right up till the fall.

So, here's to the boys in our harbour,
We're raising our glasses to you;
We hope and we pray that every day,
Will be a good one for you.

They're haulin' and pullin' and jiggin',
Their hand lines and
cod traps and trawls;
Haulin' and pullin' and jiggin' fish,
From the springtime
right up till the fall.

####.... Gary O'Driscoll, 1993 Gabriel Award winning producer, folksinger, songwriter, and musician of Bay Bulls and St John's, NL, and Peterborough, ON ....####
Recorded by Gary O'Driscoll on a compilation album of various artists (A Time In Bay Bulls, trk#14, 1990 Cassette, Homespun Records, St John's, NL, produced by Gary O'Driscoll).

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