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The Banks Of Newfoundland #2 (Traditional) score, video
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#753: YouTube video by quickaccent2006 ©2009
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The springtime of the year is come,
Once more we must away;
Out on the stormy Banks to go,
In quest of fish to stay.

Where seas do roll tremendously,
Like mountain peaks so high;
And the wild seabirds around us,
In their mad career go by.

Out there we spend our summer months,
Midst heavy fog and wind;
And often do our thoughts go back,
To the dear ones left behind.

From where the wild sea billows foam,
They're by cold breezes fanned;
Out on the stormy billows,
On the Banks of Newfoundland.

At midnight when the sky is dark,
And heavy clouds do frown;
It's then we stand great danger,
Of our craft being soon run down.

By some large greyhound of the deep,
That rushes madly by;
It's then we trust our lives,
To kind Providence on high.

It's when those summer toils are o'er,
We return with spirits light;
To see our sweethearts and our wives,
Who helped us in the fight.

From where the wild sea billows foam,
They're by cold breezes fanned;
Out on the stormy billows,
On the Banks of Newfoundland.

####.... Author unknown. Traditional Newfoundland song ....####
Collected by Kenneth Peacock in 1952 from James (Jim) Rice [1879-1958] of Cape Broyle, NL, and published in Songs Of The Newfoundland Outports, Volume 1, pp.108-109, by The National Museum Of Canada (1965) Crown Copyrights Reserved.

Kenneth Peacock noted that this is the most lyrical of all the songs and ballads in his collection. As far as he knew, it had never been collected elsewhere, so he claimed it as a native Newfoundland song.

The video above features a variant by Tickle Harbour with lead vocalist Fergus O'Byrne (Battery Included, trk#8, 1998, Singsong, Inc, St John's, NL, produced by Don Walsh at Dadyeen Studios, St John's, NL).



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