Recorded by: Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers
Written by: Wayne Chaulk
There’s ten cents in my pocket and no injuries to show
The wife is eight months pregnant, I spose I’m not that slow
The merchant didn’t take it all, there’s still a dime to go
So head her down to Charlottetown and row boys row.
Row boys row, don’t you row too slow
There’s wives and kids and chickens and dogs, waiting in the cove!
Pushed up the coast of Labrador to get some fish to salt
On a pile of planks from Milner’s Cove driven by some cloth
’twas up at three in the morning to a feed of beans and bread
and o’er side at four o’clock if you were caught in bed.
Now wait and bait and trawl and haul in all day long
Pass the time with stories, voices joined in song
Heaving slaving endlessly til duckish brought the night
Then guttin’, splittin’ up on deck to dim lantern light.
Now where’s the men among you who wouldn’t do the same
For his family back in Newfoundland the ones who took his name
You slave and suffer night and day through rain and sleet and snow
Before you’d see them hungry living off the dole.
Row boys row,Don’t you row too slow
There’s wives and kids and chickens and dogs, waiting in the cove
Row boys row, Don’t you row too slow
There’s wives and kids and chickens and dogs,waiting in the cove
* Glamour Snaps
* Thank You
* Video Clips
* About the Band