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The Islander (Bruce Moss) videos
#1792: YouTube video by outportoutlaw ©2010
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I'm a Newfoundlander born and bred and I'll be one till I die,
I'm proud to be an islander and here's the reason why:
I'm free as the wind and the waves that wash the sand,
There's no place I would rather be than here in Newfoundland.

I spent some time in New York State and nearly lost my mind,
The city life's too fast for me, nobody has the time;
Cement and steel and flashing lights was all that I could see,
It may be good for New York State, but it's no damn good for me.

I'm a Newfoundlander born and bred and I'll be one till I die,
I'm proud to be an islander and here's the reason why:
I'm free as the wind and the waves that wash the sand,
There's no place I would rather be than here in Newfoundland.

In Montreal, the Frenchmen say that they own Labrador,
Including Indian Harbour where me father fished before;
But if they want to fight for her, I'll surely take a stand,
And they'll regret the day they tried to take our Newfoundland.

Now that the oil is on our shore we'd better take the time,
To develop it more carefully or else we're gonna find,
What could have been the answer to our poor economy,
Has changed our way of living and destroyed our fishery.

I'm a Newfoundlander born and bred and I'll be one till I die,
I'm proud to be an islander and here's the reason why:
I'm free as the wind and the waves that wash the sand,
There's no place I would rather be than here in Newfoundland.

I'm a Newfoundlander born and bred and I'll be one till I die,
I'm proud to be an islander and here's the reason why:
I'm free as the wind and the waves that wash the sand,
There's no place I would rather be than here in Newfoundland.
There's no place I would rather be than here in Newfoundland.

####.... Bruce Moss. Performing rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved. ....####
Both the lyrics and soundtrack of the video above are from the original recording by Bruce Moss (The Islander, trk#1, 1982 LP, Independent, produced at Clode Sound Studios, Stephenville, NL).

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The video below features an arrangement recorded by The Navigators (Dance And Sing, trk#8, 2002, produced by The Navigators and Spencer Crewe; published by Trademark Distribution, St John's NL).

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#14: YouTube video by Kureal ©2006
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A variant was also arranged and recorded by Fine Crowd (Poverty's Arse, trk#10, 1995, produced and engineered at Piperstock Productions, Torbay, NL, by Dermot O'Reilly).

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The video below features an arrangement recorded by Shanneyganock (Live At O'Reilly's. Vol. 1, Shanneyganock, trk#3, 2000, recorded live at O'Reilly's Pub, St John's, NL).

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#849: YouTube video by NLTreasure ©2009
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