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Lyr Req: Black Rum and Blueberry Pie (Jim Bennet)

Katherine 18 Sep 99 - 06:06 PM
katlaughing 18 Sep 99 - 08:36 PM
Katherine 19 Sep 99 - 09:18 AM
Bob Landry 19 Sep 99 - 06:34 PM
GUEST,JollyJack 04 Nov 10 - 08:00 AM
Sandy Mc Lean 04 Nov 10 - 08:06 PM
Wolfhound person 05 Nov 10 - 05:52 AM
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Subject: Blueberry Pie??
From: Katherine
Date: 18 Sep 99 - 06:06 PM

I'm trying to find the lyrics for a song titled (I think) "Blueberry pie". Does anyone know where I might be able to find it?

The main chorus goes something like this:

"Drinking black rum and eating blueberry pie..."


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Subject: RE: Blueberry Pie??
From: katlaughing
Date: 18 Sep 99 - 08:36 PM

Hi, Katherine, welcome to the Mudcat. Can you give us anymore information, such as what era it might be from? Is there a certain group you know of who sang it? Where did you hear it?

Someone on here is bound to know or find it, so just keep checking back and let us know if you have any other info.

katlaughing


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Subject: RE: Black Rum & Blueberry Pie??
From: Katherine
Date: 19 Sep 99 - 09:18 AM

Thanks for responding...

The theme of the song surrounds the capacity of maritimers. We are not sure of the era.

The first verse is something like: "..... Out amongst the lobster traps there lives a funny crew They dont' do any of the things like other people do... (CH) "Things like fishing, fighting, gettin' tight and staring at the sky.... ... Drinking black rum and eating blueberry pie"


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Subject: Lyr Add: BLACK RUM AND BLUEBERRY PIE (Jim Bennet)
From: Bob Landry
Date: 19 Sep 99 - 06:34 PM

I didn't know if this song has ever been recorded. I heard it once in the late '60's or early '70's once on Singalong Jubilee, a musical variety show pruduced by the CBC in Halifax. A friend of mine got the words for me.

Here ya go: Bob

BLACK RUM AND BLUEBERRY PIE
Jim Bennet

We're livin' in the age of space as everybody knows.
Most everyone is in the race as this here country grows.
But down among the lobster pots you'll find a funny crew.
Us Maritimers don't do things like other people do.
We just like ...

Chorus:
Fishin', fightin', gettin' tight 'n starin' at the sky.
Chewin', spittin' and just sittin', watchin' time go by.
Climbin' rocks 'n drivin' oxen, learnin' how to lie,
Drinkin' black rum 'n eatin' blueberry pie.

I guess they worry 'bout us in them cities up the line.
They never will believe us when we say we're doin' fine.
They tell us we'd be better off if their rules were applied,
But why should they complain about the things they've never tried?
Them things like ...

Chorus:

Now, once upon a time some economic fellers came.
Development of human-type resources was their game.
They asked a big computer what us folks were fit to do.
It typed a big long list of things that we're best suited to.
That list read ...

Chorus:


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Black Rum and Blueberry Pie (Jim Bennett)
From: GUEST,JollyJack
Date: 04 Nov 10 - 08:00 AM

You'll hear it at Citadel High in Halifax, NS, on 18th November, 2010, in a "Back To Bennet" revue by the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Nova Scotia.   It's the show's Finale......learn the words and join in!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Black Rum and Blueberry Pie (Jim Bennett)
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 04 Nov 10 - 08:06 PM

Somewhere I believe I have recording of Anne Murray singing this. Perhaps on an old Singalong Jubilee lp. Jim Bennet wrote some great stuff! Thick Of Fog was another.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Black Rum and Blueberry Pie (Jim Bennett)
From: Wolfhound person
Date: 05 Nov 10 - 05:52 AM

Never mind the song - anyone got the recipes??

Paws - transatlantic blueberry fanatic


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Black Rum and Blueberry Pie (Jim Bennett)
From: Joe_F
Date: 05 Nov 10 - 07:41 PM

I have always favored dark rum -- where can I get black?

And what's the tune?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Black Rum and Blueberry Pie (Jim Bennett)
From: EBarnacle
Date: 06 Nov 10 - 06:40 PM

Start with Gosling's Black Seal. Get some dark molasses. Leave the molasses in the jar and drink the Gosling's.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Black Rum and Blueberry Pie (Jim Bennett)
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 06 Nov 10 - 10:23 PM

Black Diamond would have been the rum of choice in NS when the song was written.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Black Rum and Blueberry Pie (Jim Bennett)
From: GUEST,EJL
Date: 08 Nov 10 - 04:32 PM

Hi folks, This is Eric LeBlanc and we sing that song often at Grasse Circle Jams. First person I heard sing the song was Dennis Legere of the group Mackinaw. I was unaware that Jim Bennet wrote the tune. I have never heard a recording of the song but will forward to Dennis and ask where he got the tune. You should be flooded with Blueberry Pie recipes. A real treat.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Black Rum and Blueberry Pie (Jim Bennett)
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Aug 11 - 09:41 AM

i had this song on an 8 track.my son played it all the time.would love to get a copy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Black Rum and Blueberry Pie (Jim Bennett)
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Aug 11 - 03:59 PM

Jim Bennet is the proper spelling (with only one "t" at the end of his name)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Black Rum and Blueberry Pie (Jim Bennet)
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Sep 11 - 09:16 AM

A local nova scotian named Gordon Tucker sings it.    He plays the "Old Triangle" in Halifax regularly or Finbar's in Bedford.   He's a great musician.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Black Rum and Blueberry Pie (Jim Bennet)
From: GUEST,Rebmaleuqram
Date: 15 Aug 13 - 02:10 PM

I have the song on youtube. Just type in drinking black rum and eating blueberry pie. Also, Jim Bennet is the songwriter.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Black Rum and Blueberry Pie (Jim Bennet)
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Aug 13 - 10:52 AM

Does anyone have the sheet music for it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Black Rum and Blueberry Pie (Jim Bennet)
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 27 Aug 13 - 01:53 PM

I have it but I have no way of sending it to an un-named guest. If you join Mudcat ( no cost) we could use the PM (personal message feature) to communicate.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Black Rum and Blueberry Pie (Jim Bennet)
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 28 Aug 13 - 11:23 PM

I'll work it up in abc format in a few days


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Subject: Tune Add: BLACK RUM AND BLUEBERRY PIE (Jim Bennet)
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 31 Aug 13 - 04:11 PM

On a computer where the sounds aren't working. But think it's correct:

X:1
T:Black Rum & Blueberry Pie
C: Jim Bennet
A: Maritimes
M:C|
L:1/8
K:D
"Lively" A4| "D" F (F F2) E2 D2 | F3 F E2 D2| "A"C2 B,2 C(D D2)| E6
w: We're liv-in'_ in the age of space, as ev-'ry bo-dy_ knows;
w: I gu-ess_ they wor-ry 'bout us in them cit-ies up the line_
w: Now, on-ce_ up-on a time some e-con-om-ic fel-lers came;
F2|"A7" G3 G F2 E2 | G2 G2 F2 E2| "D" D2 A,2 D2 E (F|F6)
w: Most ev-'ry-one is in the race as this here coun-try grows_
w: They nev-er will be-lieve us when we say we-'re doin' fine;_
w: De-vel-op-ment of hu-man-type re-sour-ces was their game_
D2|"Bm" F3 F E2 D2| F2 F2 E2 D2 | "Bm" F2 F2 E (D C)|F6
w:But down a-mong the lob-ster pots you'll find a fun-ny_ crew;
w:They tell us we'd be bet-ter off if the-ir rules was ap-lied
w: They asked a big com-put-er what us folks was fit to_ do.
F2|"E"^G2 G2 F2 E2| ^G2 G2 F2 "rit"E2 |"E7" ^G2 G2 F2 G2|"G"A2 z2 z4
w:Us Mar-i-tim-ers don't do things like oth-er peo-ple do.
w:But why should they com-plain about the things they-'ve ne-ver tried?
w:It typed a great long list of things that we're best suit-ed to.
%"Chorus"
"A7" !fermata!z4||!fermata! A,4|!fermata! B,4"a tempo" !fermata!D4|"D"F(F F2) E2 D2| F(F F2) E2 D2| "A"C3 B, C2 D2|E8|
w: We just like fish-in'_ fight,-in', get-tin'_ tight 'n star-in' at the sky
w: Them things like fish-in'_ fight,-in', get-tin'_ tight 'n star-in' at the sky
w: That list read fish-in'_ fight,-in', get-tin'_ tight 'n star-in' at the sky
"A7" G2 G2 F(EE2)|G2 G2 F(EE2)|"D"D2 A,2 D2 E2| F8|"Bm" F2 F2 E2 D2| F2 F2 E2 D2| "Bm" F2 F2 E2 D2| "D" F4 z4|
w:chew-in', spit-in'_and just sit-in'_ watch-in' things go by, climb-in' rocks 'n driv-in' ox-en, learn'-in' how to lie,
"F#m" G2 "G"d4 G2|"D"A2 F2 D2E2|"A6" F2 F4 E2| D8|"G"z8|"D"z8|"A6"z8|"D"z4:|
w:Drink-in' black rum and eat-in' blue-ber-ry pie.


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Subject: re lyrics to thick of fog
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jan 17 - 01:12 PM

Can any one tell me were icanfithe lyrics to this tune


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