“High Times in the Store”


Low on bread, the singers stop at the store at Lance au Loop hoping for help. The shopkeepers complain that they are expected to give bread away. "These are two sturdy old fellows, gives nothing away"

Supplemental text

High Times in the Store
  Partial text(s)

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From MacEdward Leach, Folk Ballads & Songs of the Lower Labrador Coast,
#84, pp. 216-217. "Sung by Leo O'Brien, Pinware, July 1960."

On the twentieth of May, boys, I'll have you to know,
We went up to Schooner Cove, de work for to go;
Our  bread it got short, and that you all know.
And then to make ballast the Lwo did go.
    And 'twas high times in de store.

(3 additional stanzas)


L'Anse au Loup is on the lower Labrador coast on the Strait of Belle Isle. - BS


  1. Leach-Labrador 84, "High Times in the Store" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. ST LLab084 (Partial)
  3. Roud #9976
  4. BI, LLab084


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1960 (Leach-Labrador)
Found in: Canada(Newf)