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Home Again This Year (Dick Nolan) video
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Well, we're home again in Newfoundland this year,
Eatin' lots of moose and drinking beer;
A lot of things have changed since sixty-six,
But the Province'll still drink moonshine with the mix.

Our politics have changed, I guess you know,
We no longer have that fellow we call Joe;
Daddy Frank took over, he's a good PC,
And they say he's a fellow that sings a lot like me.

Well the RCMP are still here in full force,
Ah, they're eating sheep and drinking home-brew, of course;
The Newfie girls are prettier each day,
So I think that I'm in Newfoundland to stay.

They lowered our drinking age to just nineteen,
To add to our troubles now we have Shaheen;
Come By Chance will flourish, so 'tis said,
But by then I imagine we will all be dead.

Thank God we don't have troubles in our land,
Like prejudice and the war in Viet Nam;
Our cigarettes cost more, likewise our beer,
So what? Please God, I'll still be here next year.

We're home again in Newfoundland this year,
Eatin' lots of moose and drinking beer;
A lot of things have changed since sixty-six,
But the Province'll still drink moonshine with the mix.
So we're home again in Newfoundland this year.

####.... Dick Nolan ....####
Recorded by Dick Nolan (Home Again This Year, trk#1, 1973 LP, RCA Records, Toronto, Ontario. Produced by Jack Feeney and recorded at Audio Atlantic Studios, Halifax, Nova Scotia); and (The Best Of Dick Nolan, trk#1, 2005 CD, Sony BMG, Toronto, Ontario, re-issue produced by Andrew Lindsey).

See more songs by Dick Nolan.

From the Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Website:
Shaheen - During the mid-1960s, American entrepreneur John Shaheen [1915-1985], owner of Shaheen Natural Resources Company and various other petrochemical businesses, arranged with Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Joseph Smallwood to construct an oil refinery at Come By Chance, then a small hamlet on Newfoundland's east coast. The plan, however, was ill-fated and in 1976 caused one of the single largest bankruptcies in Canadian history to that date. It also greatly added to Newfoundland and Labrador's mounting public debt.

From Wikipedia:
Joseph R Smallwood aka Joey - 1st Premier of the Province of Newfoundland (Apr 1, 1949-Jan 18, 1972) representing the Liberal party.
Frank Moores aka Daddy Frank - 2nd Premier of the Province of Newfoundland (Jan 18, 1972-Mar 26, 1979) representing the Progressive Conservative (PC) party.



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