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Gander River Blues (Eric Waterman) video
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©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

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Well, the sun's comin' up,
it's gonna be a beautiful day,
Yes, the sun is risin',
it's gonna be a beautiful day,
Got my fishin' rod,
headin' out to Gander Bay.

Got my licence in my pocket,
tags pinned on my cap,
Got my licence in my pocket,
tags pinned on my cap,
I'm going to the river
and maybe never comin' back.

I told my woman,
I'll be home around supper time,
I told my woman,
I'll be home around supper time,
She said, you crazy man,
I'm sure you're losing your mind.

I got the Gander River blues,
blues I can't lose,
Drifting on the river,
singin' the Gander River blues.

Now, I got me a river boat
'bout twenty-two feet long,
She's a good old Gander Bay boat
'bout twenty-two feet long,
Today I'm goin' fishin'
on First and Second Pond.

Well, the fish all seem to know me
'cause they don't hang around,
Yes, the fish all seem to know me
'cause they don't hang around,
I know what they're wishin',
I'll fall in the river and drown.

I got the Gander River blues,
blues I can't lose,
Drifting on the river,
singin' the Gander River blues.

Wish I had me a jigger,
you know what I would do,
Wish I had me a jigger,
you know what I would do,
I'd hook me a big one
and maybe I'll lose the blues.

Now, I've got me a jigger,
you know what I'm gonna do,
Yonder comes the warden,
you know what he's gonna do,
Now I'm sittin' in the jailhouse,
singin' the Gander River blues.

I've got the Gander River blues,
blues I can't lose,
Now I'm sittin' in the jailhouse,
singin' the Gander River blues.
Now I'm sittin' in the jailhouse,
singin' the Gander River blues.

####.... © Eric Waterman [1935-2016] of Boyd's Cove and Gander, NL. Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
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[G] Well, the sun's comin' up, it's gonna be a beautiful day,
Yes, the [C] sun is risin', it's gonna be a beautiful [G] day,
[D] Got my fishin' rod, headin' out to Gander [G] Bay.

[D] Got my [G] licence in my pocket, tag's pinned on my cap,
Got my [C] licence in my pocket, tag's pinned on my [G] cap,
I'm [D] going to the river and maybe never comin' [G] back.

[D] I [G] told my woman, I'll be home around supper time,
I [C] told my woman, I'll be home around supper [G] time,
She [D] said, you crazy man, I'm sure you're losing your [G] mind.

[G7] I got the [C] Gander River blues, blues I can't [G] lose,
[D] Drifting on the river, singin' the Gander River [G] blues.

~Break~

[D] Now, I [G] got me a river boat 'bout twenty-two feet long,
She's a [C] good old Gander Bay boat 'bout twenty-two feet [G] long,
To- [D] day I'm goin' fishin' on First and Second [G] Pond.

[D] Well, [G] the fish all seem to know me 'cause they don't hang around,
Yes, the [C] fish all seem to know me 'cause they don't hang a- [G] round,
I [D] know what they're wishin', I'll fall in the river and [G] drown.

[G7] I got the [C] Gander River blues, blues I can't [G] lose,
[D] Drifting on the river, singin' the Gander River [G] blues.

~Break~

[D] Wish I [G] had me a jigger, you know what I would do,
Wish I [C] had me a jigger, you know what I would [G] do,
I'd [D] hook me a big one and maybe I'll lose the [G] blues.

[D] Now, I've [G] got me a jigger, you know what I'm gonna do,
Yonder [C] comes the warden, you know what he's gonna [G] do,
Now [D] I'm sittin' in the jailhouse, singin' the Gander River [G] blues.

[G7] I've got the [C] Gander River blues, blues I can't [G] lose,
Now I'm [D] sittin' in the jailhouse, singin' the Gander River [G] blues.
[G] Now I'm [D] sittin' in the jailhouse, singin' the Gander River [G] blues.


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