Mussels in the Corner

DESCRIPTION: "Indeed I's in love with you, Up all night in the foggy dew, 'Deed I's in love with you, Mussels in the corner." "Ask a bayman for a smoke, He will say his pipe is broke, Ask a bayman for a chew, He will bite it off of you." Other verses are similar
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1997 (Eric West, _Sing Around This One: Songs of Newfoundland & Labrador Vol. 2_)
KEYWORDS: love clothes drugs hardtimes dancing sailor
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
DT, MUSSLCRN*
ADDITIONAL: Ron Young, _Dictionary of Newfoundland and Labrador_, Downhome Publishing Inc., 2006, p. 261, "(Mussels in the Corner)" (1 excerptt)

Roud #26307
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Dirty Newfoundlanders
NOTES [34 words]: "Baymen" were people of Newfoundland who did not come from St. John's. The relatively sophisticated people of St. John's ("Townies") often had a low opinion of other Newfoundlanders -- and vice versa. - RBW
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File: YDN261

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