Sandy Ground

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SANDY GROUND
© Bob Wright
I came up here from Maryland
from a place they call Snow Hill
Where you have to be as white as snow
to exercise free will
I heard the oysters here were sweet
as any to be found
So I took a chance and I ran away
to live in Sandy Ground

(chorus)
so pull those tongs good and strong
and bring the boat about
there’s oysters on the bottom
and the tide is runnin’ out
ain’t no pearls to give the girls
no treasure to be found
but it’s oysters pays for supper
when you live in Sandy Ground

I love the tappin’ of the waves
underneath the hull
And I love the taste of salty water
and the laughing gulls
I wouldn’t trade the life I got
with any to be found
And I wouldn’t want to lead a life
without Sandy Ground

(chorus)
so pull those tongs good and strong
and bring the boat about
there’s oysters on the bottom
and the tide is runnin’ out
ain’t no pearls to give the girls
no treasure to be found
but it’s oysters pays for supper
when you live in Sandy Ground


the sun is fading in the west
I have to go my friend
you can see the light at Prince’s Bay
out there to guide me in
I’ll sleep tonight in my own bed
and when I lay me down
I’ll say a prayer of thanks
that there’s a place like Sandy Ground

(chorus)
so pull those tongs good and strong
and bring the boat about
there’s oysters on the bottom
and the tide is runnin’ out
ain’t no pearls to give the girls
no treasure to be found
but it’s oysters pays for supper
when you live in Sandy Ground

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from HARBORTOWN, released January 1, 2004

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Bob Wright/ Harbortown New York, New York

He is a multi-instrumentalist, an award winning songwriter and Bob Wright songs are often mistaken for traditional songs because their immigrant roots run deep beneath the surface of America and back to the places they came from for nurturing and inspiration. They surface in a modern world, constructed with a modern sensibility and a comforting resonance with the past. ... more

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