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Our Heritage Tree (The Sharecroppers)

The values we all cherish from our precious history,
We now pass on to others carved in wood - on this tree;
This mighty log will show us who we are, who we'll be,
And teach us where we've come from, what shaped our destiny.

On our heritage tree, our heritage tree!
Planted in soil now for all to see!
A reminder to every child, woman and man,
Of the history of Labrador and Newfoundland;
A reminder to every child, woman and man,
Of the wonderful heritage of this great land!

Now a whole new millennium will reach this great land,
Our cedar tree though silent will speak from human hands;
The images and stories are carved for all to see,
Of founders and icons who gave us identity.

On our heritage tree, our heritage tree!
Planted in soil now for all to see!
A reminder to every child, woman and man,
Of the history of Labrador and Newfoundland;
A reminder to every child, woman and man,
Of the wonderful heritage of this great land!

Nurtured in Vancouver soil and sixty feet in length,
This tree is a reminder of unity and our strength;
More human hands will shape this tree, more images will appear,
God bless the land they represent with heritage - oh so clear!

On our heritage tree, our heritage tree!
Planted in soil now for all to see!
A reminder to every child, woman and man,
Of the history of Labrador and Newfoundland;
A reminder to every child, woman and man,
Of the wonderful heritage of this great land!

On our heritage tree....

####.... Trevor Bennett & Charlene Benoit ....####
Note:
Trevor Bennett had the original idea for the tree. Charlene Benoit, age 14, is the daughter of Bernie Benoit, who carved the tree. The song has been adapted for music by The Sharecroppers.


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Click here for a song by songwriter, musician, and carver, Colin Mahoney.



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