Recorded by: Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers
Written by: Kevin Blackmore

Lyrics

Wait until the bay is froze, scrape and shovel off the snow
Well the scattered boy had skates, scattered toque on from his face
Wearing rubbers with no grips, pipes and planks for hockey sticks
Well I know it wasn’t nice playing hockey on the ice

After school and Sunday too made no difference who was who
We had Rolly for the goalie, ’cause he was six foot two
Watch for Ralphie on his skates, couldn’t turn he’d just go straight
If he struck he’d take your life, playing hockey on the ice.

Oh when Harv or Bruce or Len, shifted the net and fired one in
Rolly beat him in the face but they was all the best of friends
If you had to use your fists, you kept on your woolly mitts
And they sure got lot of fights playing shinny on the ice.

Chorus:
Scunnin’ marbles in the muck, playing tiddley after school
Catching conners off the wharf, firing rocks like bloody fools
Copying pans out in the cove, killing frogs or rats or mice
But there wasn’t nothing better than playing hockey on the ice.

We had Bert the referee ’cause he saw one on TV
He made up all the rules, but no one gave it heed
And the worse one of the bunch, Tom would go home for his lunch
He’d do it just for spite, playing hockey on the ice

Brucie’s mother tanned his hide for wearing Sunday clothes outside
For falling in the rent or going off the edge of the ice
For swearing there was Harv, swinging fists right from the start
He was all bark no bite playing hockey on the ice.

Oh, when the day would end and the cold and wet would send
Every boy home to work, after supper then
We were soon all off to beds, the only thing in our heads
What we dreamt of every night was playing hockey on the ice.

Chorus:
Scunnin’ marbles in the muck, playing tiddley after school
Catching conners off the wharf, firing rocks like bloody fools
Copying pans out in the cove, killing frogs or rats or mice
But there wasn’t nothing better than playing hockey on the ice.

Playing hockey (hockey, hockey) on the bays or ponds or coves
Playing hockey (hockey, hockey) as everybody knows.