All the Way from Placentia Bay Seagulls Weddin' in the Morning Angela The Fiddle Diddle Song

Rick McCue's new release: Seagulls

Rick McCue Guitar, Vocals
Shelley Coopersmith Violin, Mandolin, BG’s, ooh’s & giggles
Gene Falbo Upright & Acoustic Bass Guitar
Tom Leighton Piano, Accordion, Tin Whistle, Bouzouki, Bodhran
album Arron Soloman Fiddle on Angela
Martin Au Coin Piano, String pads
Mark Roy Guitar and Mandolin

Engineered by Norm Barker
& Mastered by Richard Uglow
Studio 92, 397 Donlands Ave.,
Toronto, Ontario

Seagulls CD
  1. All the Way from Placentia Bay 2:41
  2. Seagulls 4:29
  3. No Boats in the Harbour Anymore 3:41
  4. The Last Thing on my Mind 4:12
  5. Colleen 3:54
  6. The Fiddle Diddle Song 2:43
  7. Fine By Me (I'm ok with that) 3:41
  8. Sing Me Back to Ireland 4:18
  9. Sam Hall (chimney sweep) 5:05
  10. The Star of the County Down 2:57
  11. Angela 3:59
  12. Weddin' in the Morning 2:46
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All the Way from Placentia Bay

Music and Lyrics by Rick McCue 2011

Well, the plane touched down in Ontario
With a full load out of St. John’s
First timers and old timers
Gazers and look upons
And a young missus with a brogue so thick
Sure I should have known right away
She was a turtle dove looking for love
All the way from Placentia Bay

Well, she said me name is Mary O’Brien
It’s my first time away from home
My parents begged and pleaded me
But I had the urge to roam
She’s a whole lot bigger than a Cod and a Jigger
And a stroll down by the way
For a turtle dove loving for love
All the way from Placentia Bay

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She asked if I’d fancy a pint
If there was a pub close by
A place where one could snuggle up
And pass the By and By
She said I’m up here looking for a fella
That will take the breathe away
Off a turtle dove loving for love
All the way from Placentia Bay

Well, thirty years have come and gone
For my turtle dove and me
Ain’t it funny how the hands of faith
Can shape one’s destiny, If I had it to do over,
You know I’d do it all the same way
Yes, I’d fall in love a turtle dove
All the way from Placentia Bay

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Seagulls

Music and Lyrics by Rick McCue 2011

The city lights have all faded
Like the deep end off a cigarette
And the loneliness get lonelier
With the older that you get
And the dreams you once deemed important
Have all surrendered to reality
For when the longing leaves you longing for
The comfort of family, the comfort of family

And the seagulls they’re are calling
Out your name against the wind
Son you’ve been away too long
It’s time to come home again
It’s time to come home again

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And your old ma says a prayer for you
Each night before she’s done
And the years keep disappearing
Like the sunlight when the winter comes
And your dad he never says a lot
But you can read it in his eyes
He’ll walk arm and arm down that lane with you

Before he says his goodbyes
Before he says his goodbyes

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Weddin' in the Morning

Music and Lyrics by Rick McCue 2011

It’s gonna to be alright fiddle and dum
Young Malachi’s wound tight as a drum
And a big head he’ll be sportin’ come
The weddin’ in the morning

Sweet Jesus what are we gonna do
He’s three sheets to the wind and then a few
And the clock is striking closer to
The weddin’ in the morning

Chorus:

Well, we’ll dunk his head in the salty brine
Leave him in there for a time
Then we’ll walk him round ‘til he clears his mind
For the weddin’ in the morning

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Chorus:

Now young Mary she’s a patient lass
Well, she’s been know to let it pass
If she could see him now she’d kick his ass
All the way into the morning

Chorus:

We’ll dress him up in his fancy clothes
And have him smellin’ sweet as a rose
We ask the father to keep it close
At the weddin’ in the morning

Chorus:

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Angela

Music and Lyrics by Rick McCue 2011

It’s four afternoon starring down a nor western
Wishin’ I had some place to be
Stumbling Water Street smoking discarded others
No compassion for old dogs like me

Chorus:

My pockets are empty my fortunes run dry
I’m drunk and I’ve no where to go
Singing for pennies, nickels and the occasional dime
I’m not doing to well on my own
Angela, would you come take me home

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I know I promised I’d change and speaking of change
Could you spare me one for the road
For my songs are all song and the days almost done
And I’m too tired to carry the load

Chorus:

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The Fiddle Diddle Song

Music and Lyrics by Rick McCue 2011

I’m going down to St. John’s town
To find me a girl that can fiddle diddle di doh
And I’ll tip me hat in hopes that she
Wants to fiddle diddle di di oh
And if she smiles at me I’ll know that she
Is ready for a little fiddle diddle di doh
And Ill be glad to keep her company
While we Fiddle diddle di di oh

Chorus:

To me too rye yah too rye ya
To me too rye yah too rye ya
Fiddle diddle di di oh

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Well it’s not often I get out
But every time I do I want to Fiddle diddle di doh
And I maybe wrong but it looks like you
Want to Fiddle diddle di di oh

And she looked at me and said I hope that ye
Can keep up with me while we fiddle diddle di doh
And she grabbed me hand and off went we
To Fiddle diddle di di oh

Chorus:

Well, early morn still goin’ strong Holding me own
With the Fiddle diddle di di doh
Heel and toe to the two and fro
With me fiddle diddle di di oh
Then I turned around and she was gone
I was left alone to fiddle diddle di doh
So, I tipped me hat said to hell with that
Time to fiddle diddle di di home

Chorus:

I’m going down to St. John’s town
To find me a girl that can fiddle diddle di do
And I’ll tip me hat in hopes that she
Wants to fiddle diddle di di oh
And if she smiles at me I’ll know that she
Is ready for a little fiddle diddle di doh
And Ill be glad to keep her company
While we Fiddle diddle di di oh

Chorus:

Biography

Rick McCue hails from Fox Harbour Newfoundland, growing up in the Placentia Bay valley. At nine years old his mother bought him a Sears guitar, and like every kid growing up by the sea, he was drawn to the boats, learning his first song, “The Wild Wood Flower” from a fisherman. After that, the six string was never far away, playing, performing and writing whenever and where ever he could.

By the '80's, as so many musicians from the East coast experienced, you had a simple choice: Pack up for Toronto, or stay, looking for work in a Fishing Industry that just dried up. Rick wasted no time arriving in the Big Smoke, establishing a band and releasing “Hard to Tame”, gaining a reputation amongst Toronto’s flourishing music scene as a prolific songwriter and passionate performer.

He began to explore other genres of music, tapping into his roots, recording Country, Bluegrass, R&B, honing his story telling abilities,

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forming his own independent Publishing Company that provided songs to Artists with National and International album releases, including Kortney Kayle (Disney/Lyric Street) and Lawnie Wallace (MCA), receiving airplay in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

In 2005, Rick got the itch to get back and start playing live again, joining The Kitchen Band, producing “Keeper of the Tide” on his newly formed label Denmar Music. This lushly produced collection of Celtic songs received critical acclaim and national airplay including The Sunday Morning Jigs and Reels on OZ FM.

At the end of November 2006, Rick went back into Studio 92 and spent over 2 years writing and recording, amassing close to 50 songs, releasing his second CD "The Road" which has been featured on CBC’s Liner Notes and Radio Newfoundland. In the spring of 2011, Rick returned to his celtic styles with the release of his latest CD entitled "Seagulls".

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Toronto ON M6P 4B1
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