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* HaveAGayOldTime: The aforementioned "The Night Patty Murphy Died" has the line "as long as the bottle was passed around, every man was feeling gay." Sometimes they'll say something like "we're Canadian, so it's okay" to [[LampshadeHanging hang a lampshade]].
23rd Dec '15 9:38:49 PM Prioris
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* DrunkenSailor: Lots of the band's songs reference seafaring and drinking, and occasionally seafaring while drinking. Notable examples include "Jakey's Gin," "Donkey Riding," and of course, the TropeNamer itself.
4th Dec '15 1:04:46 PM spirasen
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Great Big Sea is a band from Newfoundland, on the East Coast of Canada, probably the most well-known band to come from there - certainly the most well-known outside Newfoundland for ''being'' from Newfoundland.

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Great Big Sea is a band from Newfoundland, on the East Coast of Canada, UsefulNotes/{{Canada}}, probably the most well-known band to come from there - -- certainly the most well-known outside Newfoundland for ''being'' from Newfoundland.




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* ''Road Rage'' (live), 2000
* ''Sea Of No Cares'', 2002

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* ''Road Rage'' (live), (Live), 2000
* ''Sea Of of No Cares'', 2002



* ''Great Big CD and DVD'' (live), 2004

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* ''Great Big CD and DVD'' (live), (Live), 2004



* ''Courage Patience and Grit'' (live), 2006

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* ''Courage Patience and Grit'' (live), (Live), 2006



* "XX", 2013

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* "XX", ''XX'', 2013









* DealWithTheDevil: ''Straight to Hell''. Strangely enough, both sides get exactly what they want: A life of Rock and Roll in exchange for One Eternal Soul. ''Straight To Hell'' is easiest one of the cheeriest stories of eternal damnation there is. The chorus:

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* DealWithTheDevil: ''Straight "Straight to Hell''. Hell." Strangely enough, both sides get exactly what they want: A life of Rock and Roll in exchange for One Eternal Soul. ''Straight To Hell'' "Straight to Hell" is easiest one of the cheeriest stories of eternal damnation there is. The chorus:



* EvenTheGuysWantHim: ''John Barbour'' includes the king saying of his sailor "If I was a woman as I am a man, my bedfellow he would be."
* TheFunInFuneral: ''The Night Patty Murphy Died'' starts out with a gang of hoodlums stowing a bottle of booze in Patty's casket as a makeshift beer-fridge, and ends with the "mourners" so smashed that they end up leaving the body at the tavern. Also possibly an example of AndThereWasMuchRejoicing, but since it's an Irish-type wake, it's actually hard to say.

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* EvenTheGuysWantHim: ''John Barbour'' "John Barbour" includes the king saying of his sailor "If I was a woman as I am a man, my bedfellow he would be."
* TheFunInFuneral: ''The "The Night Patty Murphy Died'' Died" starts out with a gang of hoodlums stowing a bottle of booze in Patty's casket as a makeshift beer-fridge, and ends with the "mourners" so smashed that they end up leaving the body at the tavern. Also possibly an example of AndThereWasMuchRejoicing, but since it's an Irish-type wake, it's actually hard to say.



* HenpeckedHusband: "Scolding Wife".

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* HenpeckedHusband: "Scolding Wife".Wife."



-->I swear to God I'll hang meself if I get married again
* HilariousOuttakes: On the Great Big CD & DVD, Alan Doyle begins a song with the wrong verse, stops singing, asks the audience for "your amnesia to forget that ever happened", and has Sean ask if he plans to sing it right this time. On the DVD you can see Darrell cuff him on the head.
* InTheStyleOf: Their cover of R.E.M.'s "It's TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt (And I Feel Fine)", sped up about three times.
* IWantSong: "Consequence Free".
* IWillWaitForYou: Subverted in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63fwojdvwn8 Dream to Live]]''. First, its told from the guy's perspective, who tried to make his fortune in Boston. Second, he hopes desperately that she is still waiting for him... until she lets him down in the letter. He ends up moving on and starting a family of his own, but is left wondering "what if".
* JoinTheArmyTheySaid: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knxR-Q2VoBE Recruiting Sergeant]]".
* LibationForTheDead: "The Night That Pat Murphy Died".
* LongDistanceRelationship: "Boston and St. John's"
--> It's true I must be going, but I swear I won't be long
--> There isn't that much ocean between Boston and St. John's
--> I'm a rover and I'm bound to sail away
--> I'm a rover, can you love me anyway?
* LyricalDissonance: "Haven't Seen You in a Long Time" is a very upbeat, cheery-sounding track . . . in which the singer laments about the unfortunate accidents of timing which have prevented him from being with the woman he loves, and asks her if she remembers him at all.
** "Over the Hills" does this as well; it's an up-tempo positive sounding song about being drafted for a war in Afghanistan.
* MermaidProblem: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihEew4v1xyc The Mermaid]]". The album cover for ''The Hard and the Easy'' even shows a fish with women's legs in reference to it.
** It's in the song, too. [[spoiler: He chooses the human-legged fish of a sister, since that's how he "gets his tail".]]
* MotorMouth: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OENjixZd_Oo "It's The End of the World As We Know It"]], which is a minute and a half shorter than the original without skipping any of the words and even adding an extra chorus at the start.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHgIJAQbH14&feature=fvw "Mari-Mac"]], which gets faster and faster and faster as the song progresses: even the instruments can hardly keep up with the hair-raising speed, let alone the singers.
** The latter half of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbRsJ5riZgY "Come and I Will Sing You"]] which proves to be a motor-mouthful.
* OneWomanSong: "Sally Anne", "Penelope", "Margarita".
* ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful: In "John Barbour" a princess has gotten pregnant. When the king finds out that the father, John Barbour, isn't nobility, he plans to have him killed. But when the king sees how incredibly handsome the father is ("If I were a woman as I am a man, [[EvenTheGuysWantHim my bedfellow you would be]]"), the king gives him the princess's hand in marriage, and offers to let him "take charge of all my lands."

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-->I swear to God I'll hang meself myself if I get married again
* HilariousOuttakes: On the Great ''Great Big CD & DVD, and DVD'', Alan Doyle begins a song with the wrong verse, stops singing, asks the audience for "your amnesia to forget that ever happened", happened," and has Sean ask if he plans to sing it right this time. On the DVD you can see Darrell cuff him on the head.
head.
* InTheStyleOf: Their cover of R.E.M.'s Music/{{REM}}'s "It's TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt (And I Feel Fine)", Fine)," sped up about three times.
* IWantSong: "Consequence Free".
Free."
* IWillWaitForYou: Subverted in ''[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63fwojdvwn8 Dream to Live]]''. Live]]." First, its it's told from the guy's perspective, who tried to make his fortune in Boston. Second, he hopes desperately that she is still waiting for him... until Until she lets him down in the letter. He ends up moving on and starting a family of his own, but is left wondering "what if".
if."
* JoinTheArmyTheySaid: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] in "[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knxR-Q2VoBE Recruiting Sergeant]]".
Sergeant]]."
* LibationForTheDead: "The Night That Pat Murphy Died".
Died."
* LongDistanceRelationship: "Boston and St. John's"
--> It's
John's."
-->It's
true I must be going, but I swear I won't be long
--> There -->There isn't that much ocean between Boston and St. John's
--> I'm -->I'm a rover and I'm bound to sail away
--> I'm -->I'm a rover, can you love me anyway?
* LyricalDissonance: "Haven't Seen You in a Long Time" is a very upbeat, cheery-sounding track . . . in track... In which the singer laments about the unfortunate accidents of timing which have prevented him from being with the woman he loves, and asks her if she remembers him at all.
** "Over the Hills" does this as well; it's an up-tempo positive sounding song about being drafted for a war in Afghanistan.
UsefulNotes/{{Afghanistan}}.
* MermaidProblem: "[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihEew4v1xyc The Mermaid]]". Mermaid]]." The album cover for ''The Hard and the Easy'' even shows a fish with women's legs in reference to it.
it.
** It's in the song, too. [[spoiler: He chooses the human-legged fish of a sister, since that's how he "gets his tail".]]
tail."]]
* MotorMouth: [[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OENjixZd_Oo "It's The It's the End of the World As as We Know It"]], It]]," which is a minute and a half shorter than the original without skipping any of the words and even adding an extra chorus at the start.
** [[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHgIJAQbH14&feature=fvw "Mari-Mac"]], com/watch?v=NHgIJAQbH14 Mari-Mac]]," which gets faster and faster and faster as the song progresses: even Even the instruments can hardly keep up with the hair-raising speed, let alone the singers.
** The latter half of [[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbRsJ5riZgY "Come Come and I Will Sing You"]] You]]" which proves to be a motor-mouthful.
* OneWomanSong: "Sally Anne", "Penelope", "Margarita".
Anne," "Penelope," and "Margarita."
* ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful: In "John Barbour" a princess has gotten pregnant. When the king finds out that the father, John Barbour, isn't nobility, he plans to have him killed. But when the king sees how incredibly handsome the father is ("If I were a woman as I am a man, [[EvenTheGuysWantHim my bedfellow you would be]]"), be]])," the king gives him the princess's hand in marriage, and offers to let him "take charge of all my lands." "
18th May '15 2:28:58 PM TheMysteriousTroper
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One of the lead singers, Singer Sean McCann, left the band in early 2014, but is still releasing solo albums, with "Help Yourself" debuting in January 2014.

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One of the lead singers, Singer Sean McCann, [=McCann=], left the band in early 2014, but is still releasing solo albums, with "Help Yourself" debuting in January 2014.
4th Mar '15 12:46:34 PM LaurelHS
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* TheCasanova: The hockey player in "Helmet Head."
1st Mar '15 8:18:38 PM Taeraresh
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* TalkAboutTheWeather: "How Did We Get From Saying I Love You" is about two people whose relationship has devolved into awkward pauses and discussions about the weather.

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* TalkAboutTheWeather: "How Did We Get From Saying I Love You" is about two people whose relationship has devolved into awkward pauses and discussions about the weather. weather.
* VaporWear: "Margarita"
--> Spent three hours getting ready for the show
--> Nothing on underneath and everybody knows
22nd May '14 9:15:14 AM 32_Footsteps
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* GothicHorror: The song "French Perfume" is a ghost story along those lines, with a smuggler's ghost's presence detected on a foggy winter's night by his boat's wake, his maniacal laugh, and the smell of the perfume he had been smuggling.


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* IWantSong: "Consequence Free".
10th May '14 12:57:24 PM LongLiveHumour
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* SettingUpdate: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcHpVhxomY8 Over the Hills]]" is [[{{Sharpe}} Over the Hills and Far Away]] [-IN [[WarOnTerror AFGHANISTAN!]]-], while [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knxR-Q2VoBE Recruiting Sergeant]] is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BEaBNa3CvM Twa Recruitin' Sergeants]] [-IN [[WorldWarI WORLD WAR I]]!-]

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* SettingUpdate: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcHpVhxomY8 Over the Hills]]" is [[{{Sharpe}} Over the Hills and Far Away]] [-IN [[WarOnTerror AFGHANISTAN!]]-], while [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knxR-Q2VoBE Recruiting Sergeant]] is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BEaBNa3CvM Twa Recruitin' Sergeants]] [-IN [[WorldWarI [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI WORLD WAR I]]!-]
22nd Jan '14 11:40:52 PM Glowmus
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Their concerts are known for their infectious atmosphere and a healthy amount of [[AudienceParticipationSong audience participation]]. Singer Sean McCann left the band in early 2014, but is still releasing solo albums, with "Help Yourself" debuting in January 2014.

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Their concerts are known for their infectious atmosphere and a healthy amount of [[AudienceParticipationSong audience participation]].

One of the lead singers,
Singer Sean McCann McCann, left the band in early 2014, but is still releasing solo albums, with "Help Yourself" debuting in January 2014.
22nd Jan '14 11:40:11 PM Glowmus
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Their concerts are known for their infectious atmosphere and a healthy amount of [[AudienceParticipationSong audience participation]].

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Their concerts are known for their infectious atmosphere and a healthy amount of [[AudienceParticipationSong audience participation]].
participation]]. Singer Sean McCann left the band in early 2014, but is still releasing solo albums, with "Help Yourself" debuting in January 2014.


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* "XX", 2013
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