excursion around the bay lyrics – great big sea

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

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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>

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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!

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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

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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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/ great big sea lyrics