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Excursion Around the Bay

It was early Monday morning and the day been calm and fine
To the Harbor Grace excursion with the boys to have a time
And just before the sailor pulled the gang way from the pier
I saw some fella haul me wife aboard as a volunteer

O Me O My I heard me poor wife cry
O Me O My I think I'm gonna die
O Me O My I heard me poor wife say
I wish I'd never taken this excursion around the bay

We had three hundred souls on board, oh what a splendid sight
Both strong and regimental to make our spirits bright
With me self being in the double with the funny things they'd say
And they’d choke themselves from laughing when they see us in the bay

O Me O My I heard me poor wife cry
O Me O My I think I'm gonna die
O Me O My I heard me poor wife say
I wish I'd never taken this excursion around the bay

Now me wife she got no better She turned a sickly green
I gave her soap and candy fat pork and gasoline
Castor-oil and sugar of candy I rubbed hair oil on her face
And they said she'd be a dandy when she reaches Harbour Grace

O Me O My I heard me poor wife cry
O Me O My I think I'm gonna die
O Me O My I heard me poor wife say
I wish I'd never taken this excursion around the bay

My wife she got no better, my wife my darling dear
The screeches from her trolly you could hear in Carbonear
I searched every place in Harbor Grace, searched every store and shop,
To get her something for the cure or take her to the hop.

O Me O My I heard me poor wife cry
O Me O My I think I'm gonna die
O Me O My I heard me poor wife say
I wish I'd never taken this excursion around the bay

She died below the Brandy's as we were coming back
We buried her in the ocean wrapped up in the Union Jack
And now I am a single man in search of a pretty face
And the woman who says she'll have me, sure I'm off for Harbour Grace.

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