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Well, I left Toronto city on a train eastward bound,
Headed for Newfoundland and my own hometown;
I fell asleep in a coach car as the rain was pouring down,
Goin' home to marry me a Newfie girl.

Then I woke up in that ol' car - the sun was shining through,
I had a vision, love, I thought that I saw you;
You were standin' right in front of me and set my heart a-whirl,
Goin' home to marry me a Newfie girl.

Well, I changed trains in Montreal, headed down Nova Scotia way,
To get the William Carson to take me across the bay;
I was so happy I heard myself say,
I'm goin' home to marry me a Newfie girl.

At last I'm in North Sydney, I think I'll have a beer,
I can see the William Carson tied up at the pier;
I'll have to save five dollars to pay the man my fare,
I'm goin' home to marry me a Newfie girl.

I guess around about midnight when we got under way,
I figured on six hours to take me across the bay;
And then I went into the lounge to pass the time away,
Goin' home to marry me a Newfie girl.

Well, I must have drunk quite a few 'cause the time it sure went fast,
And when I walked up on the deck I could see old Port Aux Basques;
And I heard someone say we'll soon be home at last,
Goin' home to marry me a Newfie girl.

My heart started beating faster as I stepped on Newfie soil,
I felt a glow all over and I broke into a smile;
I know the trip's not over yet, it'll be another while,
Goin' home to marry me a Newfie girl.

Well, I've been gone so long, my friend, I didn't hear the news,
They say the Bullet's off the line - the bus we'll have to use;
So, let's get started right away, we've got no time to lose,
Goin' home to marry me a Newfie girl.

Then I woke and realized this wasn't happening to me,
For I had been in Kingston since 1983;
But when I serve my time, my friends, and they set me free,
I'll go home and marry me a Newfie girl.

####.... Bill Sweeney ....####
This variant arranged and recorded by Dick Nolan (Fisherman's Boy, trk#8, 1972, RCA Records, Toronto, Ontario, produced by Ben Weatherby and recorded at M.U.N. Studios, St John's, NL).

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From Wikipedia:
Kingston Penitentiary - (KP) officially opened in June 1835 under the reign of King William IV. British North America's first "penitentiary" was initially called the "Provincial Penitentiary of the Province of Upper Canada", or the "Provincial Penitentiary" for short. Originally designed by American William Powers of Auburn, New York, the institution was heavily influenced by the system that had been established there. Mr Powers was subsequently appointed as the first Deputy Warden.

With the union of Upper and Lower Canada in 1841, the institution became known as the "Provincial Penitentiary of the Province of Canada". With the passing of the British North America Act and Confederation in 1867, the institution became more commonly known as "Kingston Penitentiary", and was one of three such institutions placed under the control of the federal government along with facilities at Halifax, Nova Scotia and St John, New Brunswick. For the first 99 years, women were incarcerated within the walls of KP, although in segregation from the male population. Children as young as eight years old were also incarcerated there in the early days. KP has experienced three major riots, October 1932; August 1954 and April 1971. In the aftermath of the 1971 riot, Kingston Penitentiary was re-designated as Ontario Region's Reception Centre, a role it served until 1981. KP was closed in 2013.


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As performed by Douglas Michael (Newfoundland Saturday Night, Vol. II, trk#8, 1999, Heritage Music, Toronto, Ontario)

Intro: [G] [C]

I left Toronto city on a train eastward bound,
[F] Headed towards Newfoundland [C] and my own hometown;
I [G] went to sleep in a coach car, the [C] rain was pouring down,
I'm goin' [G] home to marry me a Newfie [C] girl.

When I woke up in that ol' car - the sun was shining through,
[F] I had a vision, love, I [C] thought that I saw you;
[G] Standin' right in front of me, you [C] set my heart a-whirl,
I'm goin' [G] home to marry me a Newfie [C] girl.

When I changed trains in Montreal, headed down Nova Scotia way,
To [F] get to the William Carson to [C] take me across the bay;
I [G] was so happy when I heard [C] myself say,
I'm goin' [G] home to marry me a Newfie [C] girl.

And when I reach North Sydney, I think I'll have a beer,
I can [F] see the William Carson [C] tied up at the pier;
I'll [G] have to save five dollars now to [C] pay the man my fare,
I'm goin' [G] home to marry me a Newfie [C] girl.

Well, it must have been around midnight when we got under way,
I [F] figured on six hours to [C] go across the bay;
I [G] went down to the lounge just to [C] pass the time away,
I'm goin' [G] home to marry me a Newfie [C] girl.

Well, I must have drank quite a few for the time sure went fast,
And [F] when I looked up on the deck I could [C] see old Port Aux Basques;
And [G] then I heard someone say to me, we'll [C] soon be there at last,
I'm goin' [G] home to marry me a Newfie [C] girl.

My heart was beating faster as I stepped on the Newfie soil,
I could [F] feel a glow all over as I [C] broke into a smile;
I [G] know the trip's not over yet, it'll [C] be a little while,
I'm goin' [G] home to marry me a Newfie [C] girl.

Well, I've been gone so long my friends, I haven't heard the news,
They [F] say the Bullet's off the track, and the [C] bus I'll have to use;
Well, [G] let's get started right away, I've [C] got no time to lose,
I'm goin' [G] home to marry me a Newfie [C] girl.

Then I woke up and I realized this wasn't happening to me,
For [F] I have been in Kingston since [C] 1963;
And [G] when I serve my time, my friends, and [C] when they set me free,
Then I'll go [G] home to marry me a Newfie [C] girl.
Then I'll go [G] home to marry me a Newfie [C] girl.

Outro: [G] [C]

~ Chords contributed by Bob Dumais ~


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