Friday, January 11, 2008

Squeezebox Dogs - Star of Logy Bay

Here are Squeezebox Dogs performing Star of Logy Bay

This is a tune from Newfoundland. We perform it as an instrumental, but it has lyrics:
Ye ladies and ye gentlemen, I pray you lend an ear,
While I locate the residence of a lovely charmer fair;
The curling of her yellow locks first stole my heart away,
And her place of habitation is down in Logy Bay.

It was on a summer's evening this little place I found,
I met her aged father, who did me sore confound;
Saying, "If you address my daughter, I'll send her far away,
And she never will return again while you're in Logy Bay."

How could you be so cruel as to part me from my love?
Her tender heart beats in her breast as constant as a dove;
Oh, Venus was no fairer, nor the lovely month of May,
May heaven above shower down its love on the star of Logy Bay.

'Twas on the very next, he went down to St. John's town,
And engaged for her a passage in a vessel outward bound;
He robbed me of my heart's delight and sent her far away,
And he left me here downhearted for the star of Logy Bay.

Oh, now I'll go a-roaming, I can no longer stay,
I'll search the wide world over in every country;
I'll search in vain thro' France and Spain, likewise America,
Till I will sight my heart's delight, the star of Logy Bay.

Now to conclude and finish, the truth to you I'll tell,
Between Torbay and Outer Cove, 'tis where my love did dwell;
The finest girl e'er graced our Isle, so every one did say,
May heaven above send down its love on the star of Logy Bay.

I'm playing button accordions on this, and John Filici is playing piano accordions, recorder and keyboards. This track will be on the CD we're working on, called Cachorros Piquantes. We're almost finished recording, but there is still a lot of work to be done mixing.

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