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Stompin' Tom Connors - Big Joe Mufferaw lyrics

Heave-hi, heave-hi-ho, da best man in Ottawa was Mufferaw Joe... Mufferaw Joe.

Big Joe Mufferaw paddled into Mattawa all the way from Ottawa in just one day, hey hey!
On the river Ottawa the best man we ever saw was Big Joe Mufferaw the old folks say...
And listen and I'll tell ya what the old folks say.

Yeah, they say big Joe had an old pet frog, bigger than a horse and he barked like a dog!
And the only thing quicker than a train upon a track was Big Joe ridin' on the bullfrog's back!

Heave-hi, heave-hi-ho, the best man in Ottawa was Mufferaw Joe... Mufferaw Joe.

They said Big Joe used to get real wet from cuttin' down timber and workin' up a sweat;
And everyone'll tell ya 'round Carleton Place, the Mississippi dripped off of Big Joe's face!

Heave-hi, heave-hi-ho, da best man in Ottawa was Mufferaw Joe... Mufferaw Joe.

Now Joe had to portage from the Gatineau down to see a little girl he had in Kemptville town.
He was back and forth so many times to see that gal, the path he wore became the Rideau Canal!

Heave-hi, heave-hi-ho, da best man in Ottawa was Mufferaw Joe... Mufferaw Joe.

Big Joe Mufferaw paddled into Mattawa all the way from Ottawa in just one day, hey hey!
On the river Ottawa the best man we ever saw was Big Joe Mufferaw the old folks say...
And listen and I'll tell ya what the old folks say.

They say Big Joe put out a forest fire, halfway between Renfrew and old Arnprior;
He was fifty miles away down around Smiths Falls when he drownded out the fire with five spit balls!

Heave-hi, heave-hi-ho, the best man in Ottawa was Mufferaw Joe... Mufferaw Joe.

He jumped in the Calabogie Lake real fast, he swam both ways to catch a cross-eyed bass.
But he throw it on the ground, said, "I can't eat that!," so he covered 'er over with Mount Saint Pat!

Heave-hi, heave-hi-ho, da best man in Ottawa was Mufferaw Joe... Mufferaw Joe.

Ahh, they say Big Joe drank a bucket of gin and then he beat the livin' tar out of twenty-nine men!
High on the ceilin' of the Pembroke Pub there's twenty-nine boot marks and they're signed, "with love"!

Heave-hi, heave-hi-ho, da best man in Ottawa was Mufferaw Joe... Mufferaw Joe.

Big Joe Mufferaw paddled into Mattawa all the way from Ottawa in just one day, hey hey!
On the river Ottawa the best man we ever saw was Big Joe Mufferaw the old folks say...
And listen and I'll tell ya what the old folks say.

They say heave-hi, heave-hi-ho, the best man in Ottawa was Mufferaw Joe... Mufferaw Joe.

Big Joe Mufferaw, Big Joe Mufferaw, Big Joe Mufferaw, Big Joe Mufferaw, Big Joe Mufferaw...