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Bob Landry Lyr Req: Black Rum and Blueberry Pie (Jim Bennet) (20) Lyr Add: BLACK RUM AND BLUEBERRY PIE (Jim Bennet) 19 Sep 99


I didn't know if this song has ever been recorded. I heard it once in the late '60's or early '70's once on Singalong Jubilee, a musical variety show pruduced by the CBC in Halifax. A friend of mine got the words for me.

Here ya go: Bob

BLACK RUM AND BLUEBERRY PIE
Jim Bennet

We're livin' in the age of space as everybody knows.
Most everyone is in the race as this here country grows.
But down among the lobster pots you'll find a funny crew.
Us Maritimers don't do things like other people do.
We just like ...

Chorus:
Fishin', fightin', gettin' tight 'n starin' at the sky.
Chewin', spittin' and just sittin', watchin' time go by.
Climbin' rocks 'n drivin' oxen, learnin' how to lie,
Drinkin' black rum 'n eatin' blueberry pie.

I guess they worry 'bout us in them cities up the line.
They never will believe us when we say we're doin' fine.
They tell us we'd be better off if their rules were applied,
But why should they complain about the things they've never tried?
Them things like ...

Chorus:

Now, once upon a time some economic fellers came.
Development of human-type resources was their game.
They asked a big computer what us folks were fit to do.
It typed a big long list of things that we're best suited to.
That list read ...

Chorus:


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