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Lyr Req: They Call Me a Wry Man (Ged Blackmore)

Jerry Friedman, jfriedman@nnm.cc.nm.us 18 Aug 97 - 05:09 PM
Jim Dixon 11 Nov 07 - 09:02 PM
GUEST,Jerry Friedman 11 Aug 10 - 11:49 PM
Jim Dixon 19 Aug 10 - 01:47 PM
GUEST 03 Jan 12 - 09:20 AM
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Subject: Wry Man: Lyrics?
From: Jerry Friedman, jfriedman@nnm.cc.nm.us
Date: 18 Aug 97 - 05:09 PM

Since there's that long Newfoundland thread, I was wondering whether anyone knows the lyrics to "Wry Man", performed by the Folk of the Sea.

They call me a wry man
(?)
But I'm just a wise man
Who's tired of his (load?).
I (?) the ocean,
Took fish from the sea,
Bringing gentlement riches
And me
Poverty.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: They Call Me a Wry Man
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 09:02 PM

THEY CALL ME A WRY MAN has been recorded by Ged Blackmore on his album "All We Have Is Now." It's also on an album called "Folk of the Sea" recorded by "The Fishermen & Fisherwomen of Newfoundland & Labrador."

But I couldn't find any lyrics or sound samples.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: They Call Me a Wry Man
From: GUEST,Jerry Friedman
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 11:49 PM

In case anyone's interested, the lyrics are here. The recording seems to be 404, unfortunately.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THEY CALL ME A WRY MAN (Ged Blackmore)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 01:47 PM

Copied from the above web site:


THEY CALL ME A WRY MAN
Ged Blackmore

They call me a wry man that kicks 'gainst the goad,
But I'm just a wise man that's tired of his load.
I sowed in the ocean, took fish from the sea,
Bringing gentlemen riches and me - poverty!

When a million rivers were running
And the days were cold as the dead,
I hauled till my arms were burning
And trawled till my fingers had bled,
Trawled till my fingers had bled.

I went to the sea as a young man,
No time for learnin' in school.
Now I'm a master at fishin',
A learned and sea-wisened fool,
A learned and sea-wisened fool.

Load up the ship. Make ready the trip.
We're off to the Indies and sun.
Just think what you've made
In such a fair trade -
Cheap fish in exchange for cheap rum.

Ice for miles and swarms of swiles
As far as the eye can see.
Dance on the floes and laugh at the snows
'Tis rich in a month you'll be.
'Tis rich in a month you'll be.
Come to the ice and you'll see.

They call me a wry man that kicks 'gainst the goad,
But I'm just a wise man that's tired of his load.
I sowed in the ocean, took fish from the sea,
Bringing gentlemen riches and me - poverty!


[On Ged Blackmore's album "Folk of the Sea."]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: They Call Me a Wry Man (Ged Blackmore)
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jan 12 - 09:20 AM

I have a copy of the song sung by Gordon Pinsent! Awesome. Ask and I can send it to you.....mike_madigan@yahoo.com
of The Sharecroppers of Nfld
Cheers~~~Mike


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