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George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 05 Jan 99 - 11:54 PM
Joe Offer 06 Jan 99 - 12:36 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 06 Jan 99 - 05:46 AM
babalooy@hotmail.com 26 Mar 99 - 10:05 AM
MMario 26 Mar 99 - 10:44 AM
sarah 26 Mar 99 - 04:02 PM
MMario 26 Mar 99 - 04:21 PM
Jack Hickman - Kingston, ON 27 Mar 99 - 01:53 AM
Banjer 27 Mar 99 - 03:50 AM
Jon Bartlett 27 Mar 99 - 04:01 AM
skw@worldmusic.de 28 Mar 99 - 09:38 AM
Pete M 28 Mar 99 - 08:41 PM
Banjer 28 Mar 99 - 08:54 PM
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Subject: Aunt Martha's Sheep
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 05 Jan 99 - 11:54 PM

Well, I've gotten my little old brain in a tizzy. With the singing of Christmas carols, it for some strange reason, reminded me of a song which first came out in the late sixties or early seventies.

IT's a Newfoundland song about the theft of Aunt Martha's sheep, and at the end the RCMP had come around, but stayed for supper. Of course supper was the missing sheep, but the Mountie had not caught up with the offenders.

Has anyone seen the words to this particular song?


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Subject: RE: Aunt Martha's Sheep
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Jan 99 - 12:36 AM

Hi, George - somebody posted the song quite some time ago, but is looking for sequels that may exist.

Click here


to go to the previous thread. It's probably best to do any discussion of the song in that thread, so everything stays together.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Aunt Martha's Sheep
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 06 Jan 99 - 05:46 AM

HA! Thanks. That was quite fast. I had searched the database, but hadn't thought of searching the Forum. It seems I had come across one of the sequels, but don't recall which one now. That was a few years ago. Thanks again, Joe.


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Subject: Trying to find song re. RCMP & Sheep Stealing
From: babalooy@hotmail.com
Date: 26 Mar 99 - 10:05 AM

Hi! I have been trying to track down a folk song that we used to sing in university. I would like to find the artist, the album, and if possible, the lyrics. It's a Canadian folk song about some guys who steal an old lady's sheep and run off to roast it. The old gal finds out and telegrams the RCMP, who send out an eager if not overly bright officer right away. He goes looking, comes across the thieves, who not only convince him that it is actually moose but to stay and have some! He leaves, satiated, to continue his fruitless quest and none the wiser. It's a really funny song, but none of my friends believe that this song exists!! Looking forward to an answer or some helpful ideas of where to look, Sarah


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Subject: RE: Trying to find song re. RCMP & Sheep Stealing
From: MMario
Date: 26 Mar 99 - 10:44 AM

let's see if this works... I'm trying to copy a link from another thread...

Click here

Click here


for a thread discussing this.

MMario


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Subject: RE: Trying to find song re. RCMP & Sheep Stealing
From: sarah
Date: 26 Mar 99 - 04:02 PM

Hey MMario! Thanks! This is exactly what I was looking for! I don't know how you found it, but now I don't feel quite so alone in the world, knowing that there are others out there who can't resist a poke at the Mounties!

Thanks again! Sarah


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Subject: RE: Trying to find song re. RCMP & Sheep Stealing
From: MMario
Date: 26 Mar 99 - 04:21 PM

Sarah - I used the forum search feature....

and searched on "sheep" - waded through a lot of threads - but I read fast, am blessed with a T1 line access *eg* and recalled having seen the thread earlier. That helps.

MMario


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Subject: RE: Trying to find song re. RCMP & Sheep Stealing
From: Jack Hickman - Kingston, ON
Date: 27 Mar 99 - 01:53 AM

Sarah:

From an old Mountie, what did the RCMP ever do to you that you have to poke fun at them.

Jack


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Subject: RE: Trying to find song re. RCMP & Sheep Stealing
From: Banjer
Date: 27 Mar 99 - 03:50 AM

NOI ALERT!!!! We all poke fun at and get fun poked at us sometime. I myself was drawn to this thread wondering what the RCMP was stealing sheep for. I guess I'm glad I found what I did. What I expected to find was much worse..***SLY GRIN*** (TIC - NOI)


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Subject: RE: Trying to find song re. RCMP & Sheep Stealing
From: Jon Bartlett
Date: 27 Mar 99 - 04:01 AM

For Jack the ex-Mountie:

Didja hear the one that starts:

Some say that our Arctic is empty Thirty five square miles per man But some heroes are there who are doing their share To populate our northern land.

Chorus There's priests and preachers and teachers Hudson's Bay company Bush pilots and whalers and reefer barge sailors As well as the RCMP.


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Subject: RE: Trying to find song re. RCMP & Sheep Stealing
From: skw@worldmusic.de
Date: 28 Mar 99 - 09:38 AM

The central idea of the song sounds suspiciously close to one of Roald Dahl's stories about a leg of lamb (or was it mutton?). - Susanne


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Subject: RE: Trying to find song re. RCMP & Sheep Stealing
From: Pete M
Date: 28 Mar 99 - 08:41 PM

Well Banjer, I just assumed that was why the RCMP wore those long boots. It must get very cold up there in the frozen North and I given that sheep are white, I wonder how they make sure they don't end up with an ugly one? :-)

Pete M. PS Wasn't there a song about it "A good sheep is hard to find?"


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Subject: RE: Trying to find song re. RCMP & Sheep Stealing
From: Banjer
Date: 28 Mar 99 - 08:54 PM

That must be the purpose of the boots....Stick one hind leg in each boot, that leaves the hands free! Having reached that point of desperation I don't know that looks would enter in to it at all, Pete...


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