Great Big Sea: I'se The B'y

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I'se the B'y

I'se the b'y that builds the boat
And I'se the b'y that sails her
I'se the b'y who catches the fish
And brings them home to Liza

CHORUS: Hip-your partner-Sally Tibbo
Hip-your partner-Sally Brown
Fogo, Twillingate, Morton's Harbour
All around the circle

Sods and rinds to cover your flake
Cake and tea for supper
Cod fish in the spring of the year
Fried in maggoty butter

CHORUS: Hip-your partner-Sally Tibbo
Hip-your partner-Sally Brown
Fogo, Twillingate, Morton's Harbour
All around the circle

I don't want your maggoty fish
They're no good for winter
Well, I can buy as good as as that
Way down in Bonavista

CHORUS: Hip-your partner-Sally Tibbo
Hip-your partner-Sally Brown
Fogo, Twillingate, Morton's Harbour
All around the circle

I took Liza to a dance as fast as she can travel
And every step that she could take was up to her knees in gravel

CHORUS: Hip-your partner-Sally Tibbo
Hip-your partner-Sally Brown
Fogo, Twillingate, Morton's Harbour
All around the circle

Susan White, she's quite a sight
Her petticoat wants a border
Well, old Sam Oliver in the dark
He kissed her in the corner

CHORUS: Hip-your parter-Sally Tibbo
Hip-your partner-Sally Brown
Fogo, Twillingate, Morton's Harbour
All around the circle

I'se the b'y that builds the boat
I'se the b'y that sails her
I'se the b'y that catches the fish
And brings them home for Liza

CHORUS: Hip-your partner-Sally Tibbo
Hip-your partner-Sally Brown
Fogo, Twillingate, Morton's Harbour
All around the circle











songwriter: unknown. "Ise The B'y" is a traditional sea shanty which has been performed for decades in the province of Newfoundland. The expression "Ise the B'y" is in the Newfoundland English dialect which translates into standard English as "I'm the Boy". People from Newfoundland have a unique dialect with words and phrases that cannot be heard anywhere else in the world.

performed by: Great Big Sea (GBS)

date released: 1992 by Great Big Sea

Great Big Sea is a Canadian folk-rock band from Newfoundland and Labrador. This trio performs traditional Newfie sea shanties from the island's 500-year-old Irish, English and French heritage. They also record their original material.

Formed in 1993, GBS got their start playing at a Memorial University winter carnival talent show. They won first prize. Larger venues came next with the band performing under the name, "Rankin Street" in a pub in downtown St. John's. The Rose and Thistle paid them $100 a night and beer.
One recording was made on a cassette.

After a few internal changes, the band became a core of three players: Alan Doyle, Kris MacFarlane, and Murray Foster. According to Doyle, the band had "a match made in heaven": a PA and a van with which they toured the province constantly.

Their Gaelic perseverence paid off. Their popularity rose to national recognition with several nominations for Juno Awards including Group of the Year in 1998 and 2005. In 2002, their album "Sea of No Cares" went platinum hitting Number One on Canadian music charts.






















I'se the B'y

I'se the b'y that builds the boat
And I'se the b'y that sails her
I'se the b'y who catches the fish
And brings them home to Liza

CHORUS: Hip-your partner-Sally Tibbo
Hip-your partner-Sally Brown
Fogo, Twillingate, Morton's Harbour
All around the circle

Sods and rinds to cover your flake
Cake and tea for supper
Cod fish in the spring of the year
Fried in maggoty butter

CHORUS: Hip-your partner-Sally Tibbo
Hip-your partner-Sally Brown
Fogo, Twillingate, Morton's Harbour
All around the circle

I don't want your maggoty fish
They're no good for winter
Well, I can buy as good as as that
Way down in Bonavista

CHORUS: Hip-your partner-Sally Tibbo
Hip-your partner-Sally Brown
Fogo, Twillingate, Morton's Harbour
All around the circle

I took Liza to a dance as fast as she can travel
And every step that she could take was up to her knees in gravel

CHORUS: Hip-your partner-Sally Tibbo
Hip-your partner-Sally Brown
Fogo, Twillingate, Morton's Harbour
All around the circle

Susan White, she's quite a sight
Her petticoat wants a border
Well, old Sam Oliver in the dark
He kissed her in the corner

CHORUS: Hip-your parter-Sally Tibbo
Hip-your partner-Sally Brown
Fogo, Twillingate, Morton's Harbour
All around the circle

I'se the b'y that builds the boat
I'se the b'y that sails her
I'se the b'y that catches the fish
And brings them home for Liza

CHORUS: Hip-your partner-Sally Tibbo
Hip-your partner-Sally Brown
Fogo, Twillingate, Morton's Harbour
All around the circle











songwriter: unknown. "Ise The B'y" is a traditional sea shanty which has been performed for decades in the province of Newfoundland. The expression "Ise the B'y" is in the Newfoundland English dialect which translates into standard English as "I'm the Boy". People from Newfoundland have a unique dialect with words and phrases that cannot be heard anywhere else in the world.

performed by: Great Big Sea (GBS)

date released: 1992 by Great Big Sea

Great Big Sea is a Canadian folk-rock band from Newfoundland and Labrador. This trio performs traditional Newfie sea shanties from the island's 500-year-old Irish, English and French heritage. They also record their original material.

Formed in 1993, GBS got their start playing at a Memorial University winter carnival talent show. They won first prize. Larger venues came next with the band performing under the name, "Rankin Street" in a pub in downtown St. John's. The Rose and Thistle paid them $100 a night and beer.
One recording was made on a cassette.

After a few internal changes, the band became a core of three players: Alan Doyle, Kris MacFarlane, and Murray Foster. According to Doyle, the band had "a match made in heaven": a PA and a van with which they toured the province constantly.

Their Gaelic perseverence paid off. Their popularity rose to national recognition with several nominations for Juno Awards including Group of the Year in 1998 and 2005. In 2002, their album "Sea of No Cares" went platinum hitting Number One on Canadian music charts.






















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Quiz #: 2948
Newfoundland's popular band, Great Big Sea, takes a fiddle to a Newfie standard,
Quiz by: Sharon Michiko Yoneda
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