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One of two public domain songs re-arranged for this show as Rock & Roll. Johnny and Old Salty bond over their love of watercraft and are joined by the rest of the cast, who each take a verse of this Newfie classic.



Johnny: Oh, Lukey’s boat is painted green - Uh huh Me boys!
Lukey’s boat is painted green.
It’s the prettiest boat you’ve ever seen.
Uh huh, me boys, a riddle i day.

Old Salty: Lukey’s boat got a fine fore cutty
and every seam is chinked with putty.

Johnny: Lukey’s boat got high-stopped sails
and she was placed with copper nails

Old Salty: “I think” says Lukey “i’ll make her bigger
“Load her down with a one-claw jigger”

Annette: “Now” says Lukey “get aboard ye grub
“one plot pea in a ten pound tub”

Squirt: Lukey he looked round and round
said “ me wife is dead, for the blinds are down”

Rod: “Waho” says Lukey “I don’t care
I’ll get me another in the Spring of the year”


from Swingin' in St. John's - Original Cast Recording, released June 2, 2017
Trad. Arr. William James Gillespie



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Will Gillespie Hamilton, Ontario

Born & raised in South Porcupine, Ontario, Canada Will Gillespie is a one-of-a-kind genuine Singer-Songwriter who plays Jazzed-Up Folk-Rock: Original Rock & Roll with an air of Old-World Romance,
Taking Folk-Rock from the Barn to the Ballroom.
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