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牋牋牋牋牋牋牋?牋牋牋?Oh, No More

牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋?牋牋牋牋牋???994 Kevin Barry Evans: Modtrad Music SOCAN


牋牋牋牋牋?Bernie Houlahan of Moncton, N.B> taught me this poignant song about the death of the Newfoundland fisheries.

牋牋牋牋牋?Over the years, ears and miles, mu version has wandered quite a bit.?After I had recorded the song my way, Kevin, whom I had met years ago in New England, sent us the original words which we print here for your confusion.


Gordon - viol


牋牋牋牋?Years ago when I was young

牋牋牋牋牋?I cast my nets into the sun

牋牋牋牋?And with my father's hands upon my shoulder

牋牋牋牋?Hauled them home

牋牋牋牋?The nets moved like a living thing

牋牋牋牋?All from the codfish held within

牋牋牋牋?And homeward bound we'd laugh and sing

牋牋牋牋?An honest man's work done

牋牋牋牋?We'd throw our fortunes to the wind

牋牋牋牋?But now we'll just remember when


牋牋牋牋?(There were) lots of fish in Bonavist Harbour

牋牋牋牋?Oh, no more

牋牋牋牋?Lots of fishing in around here

牋牋牋牋?Oh, no more

牋牋牋牋?We'd throw our fortunes to the wind

牋牋牋牋?Me boys we'll not do that again

牋牋牋牋?Oh, no more


牋牋牋牋?The sea had turned my father's eyes

牋牋牋牋?A blue much deeper than the skies

牋牋牋牋?That granted us our daily prize

牋牋牋牋?King Cod, in all his glory

牋牋牋牋?And like my father I grew strong

牋牋牋牋?And proud I was to carry on

牋牋牋牋?For in his footsteps I belonged

牋牋牋牋?Ah, but that's another story

牋牋牋牋?For times change faster than the wind

牋牋牋牋?And now we just remember when


牋牋牋牋?Jack was every inch a sailor

牋牋牋牋?Oh, no more

牋牋牋牋?Four and twenty years a whaler

牋牋牋牋?Oh, no more

牋牋牋牋?For times change faster than the wind

牋牋牋牋?Me boys we won't fish here again

牋牋牋牋?Oh, no more


牋牋牋牋?My father's eyes are still as blue

牋牋牋牋?But his hands are softer than I knew

牋牋牋牋?There's nothing much for him to do

牋牋牋牋?But smoke and drink and remember

牋牋牋牋?And every day I sit and face

牋牋牋牋?The spectre of my father's face

牋牋牋牋?Dying at an icebound pace

牋牋牋牋?His heart and soul, December

牋牋牋牋?He'd give his life to ride the wind

牋牋牋牋?Instead we just remember when


牋牋牋牋?Lukey's boat was painted green

牋牋牋牋?Oh, no more

牋牋牋牋?Finest boat you've ever seen

牋牋牋牋?Oh, no more

牋牋牋牋?I was the boy who built the boats

牋牋牋牋?Oh, no more

牋牋牋牋?I was the boy who sailed them

牋牋牋牋?Oh, no more

牋牋牋牋?I'd give my life to ride the wind

牋牋牋牋?And to be fishing once again

牋牋牋牋?Oh, no more, Oh, no more,

牋牋牋牋?牋牋牋牋?Oh, no more?




Oh, No More is recorded on the album Herrings in the Bay