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Lyr Req: Ballad of Gordy Ross (Ted Longbottom)

michaelr 18 Dec 09 - 09:34 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Ballad of Gordy Ross (Ted Longbottom)
From: michaelr
Date: 18 Dec 09 - 09:34 PM

My name is Gordy Ross
My age is three and thirty
I'm a tripman for the HBC
My work is hard and dirty


Anyone have more?

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballad of Gordy Ross (Ted Longbottom)
From: michaelr
Date: 19 Dec 09 - 09:15 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballad of Gordy Ross (Ted Longbottom)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 19 Dec 09 - 11:24 PM

Subject: Ballad Of Gordie Ross
From: Devilmaster
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 08:20 AM

Watching "Quest For The Bay" and a song played at the start and end of the quest, about being a Yorkman on the fur-trade trail for the Hudson's Bay Company.


I believe the song is called "The Ballad Of Gordie Ross"

My name is Gordie Ross
My age is three and thirty.
I'm a tripman for the H B C
My work is hard and dirty.
Sometimes I ache right through my bones
My work is hard and dirty.


Thanks fer any help, mates.

Steve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballad of Gordy Ross (Ted Longbottom)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 19 Dec 09 - 11:27 PM

http://www.myspace.com/tedlongbottom


Reach the guy credited with the lyrics at that site.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballad of Gordy Ross (Ted Longbottom)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 19 Dec 09 - 11:32 PM

http://www.myspace.com/tedlongbottom


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballad of Gordy Ross (Ted Longbottom)
From: michaelr
Date: 20 Dec 09 - 12:59 PM

Thanks, 999!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballad of Gordy Ross (Ted Longbottom)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 04:45 AM

Michael, I have sent him a 'friend' request on Myspace. When or if, I'll be sure to ask about the song lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballad of Gordy Ross (Ted Longbottom)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 04 Sep 12 - 10:27 PM

http://www.myspace.com/music/player?sid=12313077&ac=now

Longbottom can be heard clearly doing the Ballad of Gordy Ross at that link.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballad of Gordy Ross (Ted Longbottom)
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Apr 15 - 05:34 PM

My Name is Gordy Ross
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My Name is Gordy Ross
My age is three and thirty
I'm a tripman for the HBC
My work is hard and dirty
Sometimes I ache unto my bones
My work is hard and dirty

My father was an oar key man
A fur trade man was he
My mother was his country wife
A woman of the Cree
And I was born to the fur trade life
In eighteen forty three

Oh the river flows
The free wind blows
The seasons pass away
And the wild geese fly in the autumn sky
But they'll be back someday

When I was but a young lad
I joined the Company
I worked the York boats hauling fur for ten cents a day
I broke my back in the York boats for ten cents a day
And when you're in a York boat the work is living hell
And when its to leave at the end of the day there's no one that can tell
And when its to leave at the waters deep there's no one left to tell

Oh the river flows
The free wind blows
The seasons pass away
And the wild geese fly in the autumn sky
But they'll be back someday

We worked as tripmen on the boats Jean-Louie, Deke, and me
The rocks and rapids took them both
Someday maybe it's me
It ain't no life for a young man
Someday I'll walk away
But I guess I'll work another season it's I can't seem to save my pay
It ain't no life for a young man I can't seem to save my pay

Oh the river flows
The free wind blows
The seasons pass away
And the wild geese fly in the autumn sky
But they'll be back someday

My Name is Gordy Ross
My age is three and thirty
I'm a tripman for the HBC
My work is hard and dirty
Sometimes I ache unto my bones
My work is hard and dirty


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