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牋牋牋牋牋牋牋?牋牋牋?Cannery Shed (Stella)

牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋?牋牋牋牋牋??1992 Mary Garvey


牋牋牋牋牋?Another of Mary's Columbia River songs.?This is a good song to sing on the Maine coast where many of us still remember the sardine packing plants here.?Quite a few of my school friends had summer jobs in those plants.?

牋牋牋牋牋?Mary says "Stella is a beautiful little town on the lower Columbia.?The whole town was on piers when I was growing up."


Carol Rohl and January Men and Then Some ?vocals

David Dodson ?acoustic bass guitar


牋牋牋牋牋?I've worked all my life in the cannery shed

牋牋牋牋?And if I am dying or you think I am dead

牋牋牋牋?Don't bury my bones but put me instead

牋牋牋牋?In a can in the cannery shed


牋牋牋牋?The cannery shed perches over the river

牋牋牋牋?When the winter winds blow we freeze and we shiver

牋牋牋牋?When the boss comes around I just might have to give her

牋牋牋牋?My opinion of the cannery shed


牋牋牋牋?There's no time to rest and there's no time to linger

牋牋牋牋?And you'd better move sharp or you might lose a finger

牋牋牋牋?It's make you stomach turn if you knew everything here's

牋牋牋牋?Been canned in the cannery shed


牋牋牋牋?We chop off the heads and chop off the tails

牋牋牋牋?Scoop out the guts and throw them in the pails

牋牋牋牋?We won't get a rest till the next schooner sails

牋牋牋牋?From the dock at the cannery sheds


牋牋牋牋?LaFaye he went away and he wrote me a letter

牋牋牋牋?I tucked it up high in the sleeve of my sweater

牋牋牋牋?And it slipped and it fell and ended in the shredder

牋牋牋牋?And got canned in the cannery shed


牋牋牋牋?The cannery boy he's a very happy fella

牋牋牋牋?If he gets him a girl from the little town of Stella

牋牋牋牋?I would if I could but I'm not going to tell ya

牋牋牋牋?What goes on behind the cannery shed


Cannery Shed is recorded on the album Herrings in the Bay