MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada
The Bully Crew
Mr.Powers NFLD 2 Tape 2 Track 2
Tors Cove Audio:
Song

The Ranger's end was ______________
Well-done the ranger's good old Bo_____

Female voice (in background): Bully crew

Powers: Bully crew

Ye heroes of the slaughter with 18,000 prime young harps
Ye got a tidy trip my sons for none could do it grander
Fetch in the doughboys and the buns to every Nfld’er

For pork and duff ah, thats the stuff when you were in the battle
And ‘lasses [i.e. molasses] when you get enough to make the stomach rattle
Flipper stew for __________ with strong Old Tom and water
And whitecoat’s hearts they'll play the parts to make the trousers taughter
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No napkin for your _______ to wipe no fancy _________ protector
For _____ ________ that's strong enough to move a whole battalion
You'd haul the tail ________ strong enough out of an Island stallion
Well-done the Ranger good old boat likewise her fine commander
Brought in by Capt. Henry Dawe a clever Nfld’er

May all good luck attend the boys ______ _______ friends and strangers
And every year good trips and cheer the _______ Ranger

(This song badly obscured by noise on tape)


Notes


Sources: From the Memorial University Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA) Song Index and Song Annotation Collection: Widdowson, John MUNFLA 64-17

History : Newfoundland moniker song

Text : This ballad tells of the great catches of seals made by the crew of "The Ranger ."

Tune: This song is badly obscured by noise on tape making it difficult to distinguish musical features.

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