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Wanted: Lobster Salad in Newfoundland

1979 26 Oct 99 - 08:19 AM
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Rick Fielding 28 Oct 99 - 01:34 AM
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Subject: Wanted: Lobster Salad in Newfoundland
From: 1979
Date: 26 Oct 99 - 08:19 AM

HI I'm looking for a song that I think is called the Lobster Salad. I heard this song alot as a kid in Newfoundland called Jiggs Dinner. The Lobster Salad was a kind of recitation done by Joey Smallwood (first premeir of Newfoundland Canada).


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Subject: RE: Wanted: Lobster Salad in Newfoundland
From: 1979
Date: 27 Oct 99 - 06:15 PM

Come on! dosen't anyone know anything about The Lobster Salad


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Subject: RE: Wanted: Lobster Salad in Newfoundland
From: swelberg@mb.sympatico.ca
Date: 27 Oct 99 - 09:23 PM

Just a note to let you know that I've been looking for traditional folk songs of the maritimes all over the place and while I've run into sea shanties, poems and all sorts of other things, this is the first I've heard of the Lobster Salad. If I run across anything, I'll be sure to let you know. Good luck to you!


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Subject: RE: Wanted: Lobster Salad in Newfoundland
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 28 Oct 99 - 01:34 AM

1979. 'Fraid I don't know the song...but do you know the "Welcome Hotel" and the "El Tico"? I stayed at the former and played at the latter. Joey's brother-in law owned the El Tico, and when every other club closed in St. John's, the El Tico was just getting going! One night I played to 200 Portugese sailors, who didn't speak English. They apparently liked the music (and especially Rita the stripper) 'cause they gave us a present of a keg of Rum from their ship. We didn't know how to open it properly and it broke! Spilling the contents all over the floor. Tragedy!

Rick


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Subject: RE: Wanted: Lobster Salad in Newfoundland
From: swelberg
Date: 29 Oct 99 - 12:59 AM

Wow! Would you believe that I actually ran into something not only 10 minutes ago. It is a reference to the song on a website that sells books from NFLD etc.. Go to www.nfnet.com/pigeoninlet/seasound.htm The book called "Tall are the Tales- NFLD Stories and Recitations" lists Lobster salad as one of its entries. You can also follow a link to these entries, but while some worked for me, the Lobster Salad one did not. You may be able to contact those who put the site together for more information. I hope that this helps!!


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Subject: RE: Wanted: Lobster Salad in Newfoundland
From: 1979
Date: 31 Oct 99 - 06:15 PM

swelberg I thank you very much I am forever in your debt.


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Subject: RE: Wanted: Lobster Salad in Newfoundland
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 04 Mar 10 - 12:41 PM

I am looking for the name of the recitation by Joey Smallwood about where he ate some lobster, went to bed, had some bad dreams,and almost hung himself in the bed sheets. At the end, he say's " I Dies at you"


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Subject: RE: Wanted: Lobster Salad in Newfoundland
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 04 Mar 10 - 01:37 PM

This is probably not what you want..but I recall a grand song called the Great Lobster Boil..by Lem (Clem) Snow , I think. Is it available on CD, or any other of his stuff.


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Subject: RE: Wanted: Lobster Salad in Newfoundland
From: GUEST,Guest888
Date: 24 Nov 10 - 11:36 AM

Lobster Salad was (and still is) a traditional Newfoundland recitation with original versions likely originating in Ireland at least a few hundred years ago. Joey Smallwood's version is a song and unfortunately I think is far inferior to the original recitation format. Although hearing it played on Jiggs Dinner, I figure not everyone holds that view. Have you ever heard the recitation?


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Subject: RE: Wanted: Lobster Salad in Newfoundland
From: EBarnacle
Date: 24 Nov 10 - 07:11 PM

OK, since we don't have the song, how about the recitation.


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Subject: RE: Wanted: Lobster Salad in Newfoundland
From: GUEST,Guest888
Date: 26 Nov 10 - 10:08 AM

You can find a recording of John Joe English of Branch, Newfoundland reciting Lobster Salad on the Alder Institute website.

The recording is an archive of Episode 65 of a radio show archive. Pasting a direct link does not seem to work, so here is the info you will need to find it.

1. Alder Institute Website is: http://alder.nf.ca   (click on the picture to enter to site)

2. Click on "Radio Show" on the menu (located under the film strip)
3. Clink on "Audio Archive" link
4. Clink on "Episodes 41 - 91, January - December 2001"
5. Scroll down to "Episode 65 June 27, 2001"
6. Here you have it. Recitation        3:37        John Joe English tells the story "Lobster Salad" ; available on a Pigeon Inlet CD

Note that it says it is available on a Pigeon Inlet CD, however the CD is no longer produced. (The name of the CD is "Tall are the Tales"

Enjoy the recitation!


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Subject: RE: Wanted: Lobster Salad in Newfoundland
From: GUEST,mduke
Date: 28 Jul 11 - 09:48 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5zejJM_ha8

What you're looking for is called "Like ya Would"


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Subject: RE: Wanted: Lobster Salad in Newfoundland
From: gnu
Date: 28 Jul 11 - 02:47 PM

Thanks mduke!


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