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The Tish MacPhee

Updated: Jul 13

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Look out

across the harbour

where the sky sits on the sea Caught in an amber backdrop

grinds the trusted Tish MacPhee

Old Tish she will be ready

for a daybreak cold and grey

A string of traps are waiting

on the ocean floor this May


She pulls alongside Mabou Wharf gulls dance around the haul Jim and Pete unload the catch there’s work before they stall

Old Tish she will be ready

for a daybreak cold and grey

A string of traps are waiting

on the ocean floor this May


Our Tish you know she's ready

as she has been every spring

adding rhythm to folks lives

and seeking not a thing

Yes, Our Tish she will be ready

in her Nova Scotia bay

Returning bravely all aboard

as constant as each day


Tonight the lobsters lie on ice in a truck to Port Hood’s pound Hard work will keep the wolves at bay to ‘The Shoe’ all hands are bound

Old Tish she will be ready

for a daybreak cold and grey

A string of traps are waiting

on the ocean floor this May


Back slaps, handshakes consume the pub there’s fiddling, beer and song Fords and Jeeps head home by eight for an early rise next morn

Old Tish she will be ready for a daybreak cold and grey A string of traps are waiting on the ocean floor this May




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