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I'se the B'y

This song is by Great Big Sea and appears on the album Great Big Sea (1993).

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I'se the B'y
I's the b'ye that builds the boat
And I's the b'ye that sails her
I's the b'ye that catches the fish
And brings 'em home to Lizer

Hip yer partner, Sally Tibbo
Hip yer partner, Sally Brown
Fogo, Twillingate, Moreton's Harbour
All around the circle!

Sods and rinds to cover your flake
Cake and tea for supper
Codfish in the spring o' the year
Fried in maggoty butter.

Hip yer partner, Sally Tibbo
Hip yer partner, Sally Brown
Fogo, Twillingate, Moreton's Harbour
All around the circle!

I don't want your maggoty fish
They're no good for winter
Well I could buy as good as that
Down in Bonavista.

Hip yer partner, Sally Tibbo
Hip yer partner, Sally Brown
Fogo, Twillingate, Moreton's Harbour
All around the circle!

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I took Liza to a dance
As fast as she could travel
And every step that she did take
Was up to her knees in gravel.

Hip yer partner, Sally Tibbo
Hip yer partner, Sally Brown
Fogo, Twillingate, Moreton's Harbour
All around the circle!

Susan White, she's out of sight
Her petticoat wants a border
Well Old Sam Oliver in the dark
He kissed her in the corner.

Hip yer partner, Sally Tibbo
Hip yer partner, Sally Brown
Fogo, Twillingate, Moreton's Harbour
All around the circle!

I's the b'ye that builds the boat
And I's the b'ye that sails her
I's the b'ye that catches the fish
And brings 'em home to Lizer

Hip yer partner, Sally Tibbo
Hip yer partner, Sally Brown
Fogo, Twillingate, Moreton's Harbour
All around the circle!

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Trivia:

This song is a traditional Newfoundland folk song/ballad

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