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LYRICS

ST DAVIDS CANNERY (based on a traditional bluegrass tune: “Sitting On Top of the World”) Chords: some Gs, Cs, Ds, and one E minor. The Cannery's gone in Saint Davids Town
All of the peach trees are getting cut down
And now its gone,
They shut it down
Its gone from Saint David's Town

Competition, free trade, and all that stuff
It's a land of plenty, can't get enough
And now its gone, they shut it down
The Cannery's gone in St. David's town

I tossed my hard hat, I tossed my glove
Finding new work, sure gonna be rough
And now its gone, they shut it down
It's gone from Saint David's town

Gonna grow potatoes in my back yard
My forefathers grew potatoes
Can't be that hard
Potato Eyes looking up at me
With my shovel I'm going to set all you potatoes free

You can't put potatoes, on a plane
Its just plain stupid, I won't explain
Potato eyes, looking up at me
With my shovel I will set you potatoes free

You can't put potatoes on a ship
They get mushy really quick
Potato eyes looking up at me
With my shovel I'm going to set my potatoes free

You can grow potatoes close to home
Go to Canada Trust now, and get a loan
Potato Eyes, looking up at me
With my shovel I'm going to set my potatoes free.

(Other verses ad lib).

(copyright Hugh McDonald 2010)