I'se The B'y (That Builds The Boat)
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Performed By:  Great Big Sea
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(Newfoundland folk song)

The places mentioned in the Chorus are ports around Notre Dame Bay,
North East Newfoundland.

Standard/Traditional lyrics:


I'se The B'y that builds the boat,
I'se The B'y that sails her!
I'se The B'y that catches the fish
And takes them home to Liza.

(Chorus:)
Hip yer partner Sally Tibbo
Hip yer partner Sally Brown
Fogo, Twillingate, Moreton's Harbour,
All around the circle

Flour and crumbs to cover your fish,
Cake and tea for supper,
Cod fish in the spring o' the year,
Fried in rancid butter.

(Chorus)

I don't want your rancid fish,
That's no good for winter:
I could buy as good as that,
Down in Bonavista.

(Chorus)

I took Liza to a dance,
And faith, but she could travel!
Every step that she did take,
Was up to her knees in gravel.

(Chorus)

Susan White, she's outta sight,
Her petticoat wants a border:
Old Sam Oliver in the dark,
He kissed her in the corner!

(Chorus)


Lyrics variant as performed by Great Big Sea:


I'se The B'y that builds the boat and
I'se The B'y that sails her and
I'se The B'y that catches the fish and
Brings 'em home to Liza

(Chorus:)
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
Cod fish in the spring of the year,
Fried in maggoty butter

(Chorus)

I don't want your maggoty fish
They're no good for winter
Well I can buy as good as that,
Way down in Bonavista.

(Chorus)

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

(Chorus)

Susan White, she's outta sight,
Her petticoat wants a border:
Well old Sam Oliver in the dark,
He kissed her in the corner!

(Chorus)

I'se The B'y that builds the boat and
I'se The B'y that sails her and
I'se The B'y that catches the fish and
Brings 'em home to Liza

(Chorus)
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