John Patch (2005)



(Based on a true story – The inventor of the screw propeller in Yarmouth NS)
Lead vocals: Lucy d’Entremont
Backup vocals: Marcel d’Eon
Electric guitar: Tim Feswick
Guitar / Drums / Keys: Vince d’Entremont
Fiddle: Gary Greene
Sound engineer / Producer: Tim Feswick
Co-Producer: Vince d’Entremont
Arranged by: Vince d’Entremont
Written by: Vince d’Entremont


If you were alive in the 1830′s
You might of heard
If you were alive in the 1830′s
And living on, on these shores
If you were alive in the 1830′s
You might understand
If you were down on the Yarmouth waterfront
You might have seen it, first hand

Chorus:
John Patch was his name
A genius on his way to fame
The screw propeller was his he claims
That’s how his story goes

To the amazement of hundreds of people
John and his friends
Propelled there tiny boat down the harbor
History was being made

You’ve might have heard but maybe not
In a cabin in Kelley’s cove
Taking his time, it was his design
He was on to something great

Chorus

The calm winds, a thing of the past
On the Royal George
The first propeller was installed on
Captain Robert Kelley’s boat

From sailing ships to the Titanic
He changed the face of the sea
Others made lots of money off his
Invention in 1833

Chorus

In 1861 he died
A poor man with no pride
His contribution to this world
We will not let go by

Chorus X3

Finger Play (2005)


Fiddle: Gary Greene
Guitar: Vince d’Entremont
Sound engineer / Producer: Tim Feswick
Co-Producer: Vince d’Entremont
Arranged by: Vince d’Entremont
Written by: Vince d’Entremont


I Need a Vacation (2002)


Lead vocals: Danny Mackenzie
Steel drums / Vocals: Rosalind Nickerson
Lead guitar: Avery d’Entremont
Drums / Rhythm guitar / Bongos: Vince d’Entremont
Bass: Gary Greene
Sound engineer / Producer: Tim Feswick
Co-Producer: Vince d’Entremont
Arranged by: Vince d’Entremont
Written by: Vince d’Entremont


I need a vacation
I gotta get out of here
I need a vacation
Got to get my head clear

I look outside my window
There’s three feet of snow
Shovel out my driveway
My dumb car won’t go

Chorus:
Gotta get to Jamaica, man
With a rum punch in my hand
Sleep all day, dance all night
Don’t come home before daylight

Finally got her going
Just got there in time
To see our flight leaving
Leaving us behind

Had to wait six hours
For the next flight out
Got fogged in, in Toronto
And I thought we were going south

Chorus

I finally got on the plane
And sitting in my seat
The stewardess calls my name
What’s going on

The that I was in
Was not mine
The plane that I was on
Was the wrong kind

Now I am in Jamaica
In my winter clothes
My luggage went to Tokyo
But it’s so hot, who needs clothes

Chorus:
Now I am in Jamaica
With a rum punch in my hand
Sleep all, dance all night
Don’t come home before daylight

Memories In My Mind (1996)


Vocals / Keyboard: Rosalind Nickerson
Lead guitar: Tim Feswick
Acoustic guitar / Bass / Drums: Vince d’Entremont
Fiddle: Gary Greene
Sound engineer / Producer: Tim Feswick
Co-Producer: Vince d’Entremont
Arranged by: Vince d’Entremont
Written by: Vince & Myrna d’Entremont


The wind in the sails
And the spray on my face
Smell the crisp clean air
Of a cool Atlantic breeze

Slicing through the waves
On a beam reach course
Greeted by the dolphins
And the whales

Chorus
This will be
A path through time
This will be
A memory in my mind

Escape to the sea
Away from harsh reality
Just you and the wind
The water and the waves

The sun in the sky
And the diamonds on the water
I’m filled with
The peace in my heart

Chorus

Bridge

The day is winding down
As the sun touched the horizon
Another gorgeous day
To be sailing into port

Docking in Halifax
We’ve been gone for a week
It’s good to see land once again

Chorus x3

Ration (2007)


Lead vocals: Lucy d’Entremont
Electric guitar and production: Tim Feswick
Acoustic guitar, drums and keys: Vince d’Entremont
Arranged by: Vince d’Entremont
Written by: Vince d’Entremont


Can we get on the same page and
Ride the wave
Can we get on the same vibe and
Set the stage

How can we see eye to eye on
Everything we do
I have wants and needs and honey
You have some too

Chorus:
Ration your passion
Send some my way
No, no, don’t save it for a rainy day

I think of you
As my best friend
Your emotions and feelings
I will defend

Understanding your passion
And you have some, too
Your strength as a guy
My hats’ off to you

Chorus
Break

To tell you how I feel
And yes, it’s for real
Through thick and thin
And everything it brings

I need some patience
And I want some love
Deep down inside
Baby I cherish you

Chorus

Look into my eyes
And what do you see
Don’t be surprised
Cause it’s really me

Deep down inside
I hope you can find
The right direction
And some peice of mind

These days we think we’ve made it -
Big cars and fancy homes -
I’d like to give it all away
Like it was before…

Chorus
Ration your passion
Send some my way
No, no don’t save it for a rainy day

Ration your passion
Send some right here
C’mon baby ther’s nothing to fear

Grand Voyage / Long Journey (2007)


Acoustic guitar: Vince d’Entremont
Violin: Robbie Smith
Produced by: Tim Feswick
Arranged by: Vince d’Entremont
Written by: Vince d’Entremont


My Child (2005)


Lead vocals: Floyd d’Entremont
Backup vocals: Lucy d’Entremont, Marcel d’Eon
Fiddle: Gary Greene
Drums / Acoustic Guitar/Piano: Vince d’Entremont
Sound engineer / Producer: Tim Feswick
Co-Producer: Vince d’Entremont
Arranged by: Vince d’Entremont, Marcel d’Eon
Written by: Vince d’Entremont


Do you have a child?
Well if you do
The best thing you can give that child
Well I think it is youSometimes at the end of the day
When I’ve had enough
I come home and she wants to play
She misses me so much

Chorus #1:
A little bit of time
From your, busy day
A little bit of time, to hear
What, she has to say

I feel like the luckiest
Man in the world
By, seeing my baby grow up
Into a little girl

She, brings me back
To when, I was a kid
The games that we played,
Ones, that I once did

Chorus #1
Break (verse \ chorus)

And she’d say
Daddy, won’t you play with me
Hide and go seek
Daddy, won’t you wing with me
Out on the swings

Do you have a child?
Well if you do
The best thing you can give that child
Well I think it is you

Chorus #2:
A whole lot of time
From your precious day
A whole lot of time before
She’s grown and gone away

Chorus #2:
A whole lot of time
From your precious day
A whole lot of time before
She’s grown and gone away

Do you have a child?

Blue Jeans (1998)


Lead vocals: Danny Mackenzie
Backup vocals: Rosalind Nickerson
Lead guitar: Avery d’Entremont
Keys: Rosalind Nickerson
Fiddle: Gary Greene
Drums / Acoustic guitar / Bass: Vince d’Entremont
Sound engineer / Producer: Tim Feswick
Co-Producer: Vince d’Entremont
Arranged by: Vince d’Entremont
Written by: Vince d’Entremont


This feeling for ya is fading,
like my old blue jeans.
This feeling for ya is fading,
like my old blue jeans.More than a needle and thread
to mend this hole.

You threw me in the wash,
like a pair of your dirty work pants.
You threw me in the wash,
down the drain went our romance.

More than a needle and thread
to mend this hole.
More than a need and thread
(Bridge)
to mend this song;
how did we ever get along.

It took me a while to break them in.
I’m talking about my jeans.
I never tried to break ya in,
Just to get along.

Just when I put my trust in you,
you come apart at the seams.
Just when I began to feel good,
you act really mean.

(Bridge)
How did we ever get along.

Acadien Canadien (2007)


Lead vocals, drums, hand drum, guitar, and keys: Vince d’Entremont
Backup vocal: Lucy d’Entremont
Arranged by: Vince d’Entremont
Written by: Vince d’Entremont, Marcel d’Eon
Produced by: Tim Feswick


Je vais te l’dire, c’est d’même que j’le vois
De l’Acadie et la valeur du pays
J’ai été né Acadien d’les deux bords
J’ai marié une Anglaise – ça fait du ‘roar’!Refain 1:
Est-tu un Acadien canadien?
Ou un Canadien acadien?
Est-tu un Acadien indien?
Ou un Indien acadien?

La tolérance, it en faut plus
Rouvrant nos yeux à d’autres cultures
Fierté acadienne – l’esprit ouvert
La diversité vaut la peine pour sûr!

Refain 2:
Nous avons de bonnes raisons pour célébrer
Et des bonnes raisons pour danser
Célébrons l’Acadies d’aujourd’hui!

On travail sur la mer et sur la terre
On va aux homards -on travail fort!
Les yeux vers l’futur sans oublier hier
Fier de qui en est sans avoir tort!

Refain 1

Célébrons où c’qu’on est aujourd’hui
Dansons et faisons le fou jusqu’à minuit
Nous avons de bonnes raisons pour le faire
Et parfois il faut dire ‘What the hey’!

Refain 2

Eduquer (2003)


Lead vocals: Floyd d’Entremont
Backup vocals: Rosalind Nickerson, Lucy d’Entremont
Fiddle: Gary Greene
Keys: Rosalind Nickerson
Lead guitar: Tim Feswick
Guitar / Drums / Bass: Vince d’Entremont
Sound engineer / Producer: Tim Feswick
Co-Producer: Vince d’Entremont
Arranged by: Vince d’Entremont
Written by: Vince d’Entremont


Mon histoire à commence
à la France longtemps passé
Il ne faut pas oublier
La grande deportationChorus:
Il faut éducer
Ne pas séparer
Les autres cultured et les langues
Ils veulent aussi apprendre

J’ai d’mandé à mon Oncle Jean
l’histoire da déportation.
Il me dit qu’la France et l’Angletaire
Etaint encore en guerre.

Chorus x2

C’est un moment tragique
Cette parti de notre historie
Il faut apprende de ça
Et faire, faire le monde mieux voire

Chorus x4

Mon histoire à commencé
à la France longtemps passé

Bring Me Back (1996)


Lead vocals: Lucy d’Entremont
Backup vocals: Myrna d’Entremont, Lester d’Eon, Kent Greene
Guitar: Kent Greene
Drums / Piano: Vince d’Entremont
Sound engineer / Producer: Chris Perry
Co-Producer: Vince d’Entremont
Arranged by: Vince d’Entremont
Written by: Vince d’Entremont, Myrna d’Entremont & Lucy d’Entremont


I wake in the morning
Before the break of dawn;
Looking over the ocean
As the day rolls on.A light fron a distance
Takes me away.
Looks like a lobster boat
That’s going for the day.

Chorus:
It brings me back, a long time ago
My daddy used to say:
We’d fish all for a dollar
And we were lucky to get paid.

Turning back the page of time
To those years in the past;
Our grand-folks paved the way for us
As our nets of like we cast.

Things have really changed a lot
From those forgotten days
We’d row the boat out, hual the traps
Hand over hand, they’d say.

Chorus

When I hear my father talk
About the way it used to be;
The pride they took in a hard day’s work
To support their family.

Doing chores around the house -
And there were lots of them,
Gardening and cutting wood,
On these they would depend.

Chorus

Times have changed, my daddy’s gone,
I’ve children of my own.
I have to ask myself
What does their future hold?

If they could see through my father’s eyes
The way it used to be;
And hear his words, feel his pride
For his job and family.

These days we think we’ve made it -
Big cars and fancy homes -
I’d like to give it all away
Like it was before…

Chorus

So, bring me back, a long time ago,
My daddy used to say:
We’d fish all for a dollar
And we were lucky to get paid.

So, bring me back, a long time ago,
My daddy used to say:
We’d fish all for a dollar
And we were lucky to get paid.

 

Stand On Your Feet (1995)


Vocals: Greg d’Entremont
Lead guitar: Jamie Surette
Drums / Rhythm Guitar / Keys: Vince d’Entremont
Sound engineer / Producer: Chris Perry
Co-Producer: Vince d’Entremont
Arranged by: Vince d’Entremont
Written by: Vince d’Entremont


 

Special Thanks


A special thanks to these friends and musicians for their contributions on these songs. I couldn’t have done it without you! Also thanks to Bert d”Eon, for his computer and graphic design skills. Thank you to Marcel Jean d’Entremont and MindSeed Design for this website and music portfolio. Last, but not least, an extra special thank you goes out to my family.


 







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