Acadian Saturday Night

Stan Rogers

ACADIAN SATURDAY NIGHT Time: 2/4 Tenor: E Bass: ? - Stan Rogers, 1974 (never recorded)
1 * * * Uncle Emile's gone now, nearly ten days 4 * 6m * He told his wife he's gone for the fishing 1 * * * But in the waters off St. Pierre and Miquelon isles 4 * 6m * The fishes come in bottles of gold 1 * * * And if the Anne Marie floats, and the Mounties stay blind 4 * 6m * He'll be back before the sun is rising 1 * * * With a very fine catch, all safe in the hold 4 * 6m 1 57 1 * Thirty cases of Trinidad Light, for A-cadian Saturday Night
Emmeline Comeau works the general store Pappa's says she's good for the custom She got eyes like fire, and hair past her shoulder As shiny black as anthracite coal You can see her Sunday morning on the St. Phillipe road Her mother close behind like a dragon But her mother don't know what she does behind the hall Away from the music and the lights, on Acadian Saturday Night
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And it's oh____, don't the fiddles make you roll 4 * 6m * Till your heart, she pounds like a hammer 1 * * * There's a fat lady beating the piano like a drum 4 * 6m * 1 57 1 * And everybody's higher than a kite____, on A-cadian Saturday Night
Grandpa said it was better in his day The Mounties stayed away from the parties And he didn't mind a fight, when the spirits got high You could always throw them out in the snow And the rum was better, and it came in bigger bottles And the revenue cutters were slow But the old Anne Marie has wings on the water And there's nothing like Trinidad Light, (for Acadian Saturday Night)
- Chords (at 6m) still need improvement
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