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Great Big Sea lyrics : "A Boat Like Gideon Brown"

Oh Gideon lived across the bay
He's gettin' older now
His boat is big and strong and bold

She has a stalward bow
But my father's boat was second hand
One someone used before

And after every fishing trip
My father always swore
That someday he would save enough

To go to St. John's town
And buy himself a big new boat
A boat like Gideon Brown

A boat like Gideon Brown

Confederation came around

And the days of old age pension
He said 'Son I'm saving every cent'
And this you must not mention

You save the baby bonus too
And things just might turn around
And we'll have enough to buy a boat

A boat like Gideon Brown

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'Cause she can punch ahead in any gale
And ride the fishing ground
I often thought how proud I'd be

In a boat like Gideon Brown
In a boat like Gideon Brown


Many years did pass away
And Dad began to fade
He didn't talk of boats too much

He said 'Son I'm afraid'
If things don't soon improve
Then I'll be underground

Before we ever get to see ourselves
In a boat like Gideon Brown


[Chorus]

I sat and held his hand one day

And he said 'Son, that policy'
The insurance is all in your name
You're the beneficiary

And when I'm gone they'll pay you off
Then go to St. John's town
And buy yourself a big new boat

A boat like Gideon Brown

[Chorus (2x)]

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