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Jon Bartlett Portsmouth (NH) Maritime Fest 2009 (100* d) RE: Portsmouth (NH) Maritime Fest 2009 12 Oct 09


This One:

Chorus
YOU POP SIXTEEN TON AND WHAT DO YOU GET?
A WHOLE LOT STINKIER AND DEEPER IN DEBT
HONEY DON'T YOU CALL ME 'CAUSE I CAN'T GO
I SMELL TOO MUCH LIKE HERRING ROE.

1. Well, I got up one morning when the sun didn't shine
    I picked up my apron and I walked to the line
    I popped sixteen tons of grade A roe
    And the floor lady says, " You're going too slow."

2. When you see me comin', better step aside
    A lot of men didn't and a lot of men died
    I got a back of iron and a nose of steel
    And if the smell don't get you then nothin' will.

3. Well, you get on the bus, about seven o'clock,
    Another day coming working down on the dock,
    You can't find a seat 'cause the crowds are thick,
    At the next bus stop, you can take your pick.

4. Well it's Saturday night and we just got paid
    We're going downtown and we're gonna get laid
    So Ladner Hotel here we come
    And if you don't breath deeply, we can have some fun.

5. Some people day that fish is fine
    But a herring when it's sitting there, soaked up in brine
    Is slippery and slimy through and through
    And the blood and the guts splatter all over you.

by Kim Zander, Karen Dean and others with revisions by Rika Ruebsaat.

Jon Bartlett


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