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The Northern Lights Of Labrador (Corey & Trina) videos
#395: YouTube video by kaylamallay
©2008 ~ Used with permission ~

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I've travelled far by the northern star
Since the day that I was born,
From the Caribbean to New Orleans
I've been inclined to roam;
And the beauty I've seen and the places I've been
I thought I'd see no more,
Till I saw the lights that shine so bright
In the skies of Labrador.

Those northern lights that shine so bright
When the night is cold and clear,
The snow is bright from the pale moonlight
And silence fills the air;
I cast my eyes to the sparkling skies
And I can see once more,
Those northern lights that shine so bright
In the skies of Labrador.

This place I've heard in every word
Is far away and cold,
But I have found in this beautiful town
A treasure as rich as gold;
Those dancing lights with their colours so bright
Each night as I look through my door,
Those northern lights that shine so bright
In the skies of Labrador.

Sometimes when I'm down, there's no one around
To tell my troubles to,
I stroll outside and I gaze at the sky
And I'm no longer blue;
The night is still as I drink up my fill
As if I'd see no more,
Those northern lights that shine so bright
In the skies of Labrador.

My time will come like everyone
When I must say goodbye,
I'll feel so sad as I look out the plane
As it soars through the sky;
And I'll think of the time when I can say
That I'll return once more,
And see those lights that shine so bright
In the skies of Labrador.
And see those lights that shine so bright
In the skies of Labrador.

####.... © Don Fulford (Trina's brother) [b.1947 on Merasheen Island] of Marystown, NL. Performing rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved. Recorded by Corey & Trina (Fulford) Crewe ....####
From Wikipedia - Corey & Trina (Fulford) Crewe were musicians from Newfoundland, known for performing comedy and music throughout all regions of Newfoundland and Labrador. They are probably best-known for their song The Northern Lights of Labrador. They had been very popular performers for several decades beginning in the early 70's. Corey & Trina landed in the top 20 of The Downhome Music Poll of favourite Newfoundland Songs and Musicians of All Time. Sadly, Trina Crewe died, after a battle with cancer, on July 5th, 2007, in Calgary, Alberta. Corey Crewe released the duo's entire music catalogue plus two compilations on CD as he wishes to keep Trina's music alive.

The variant in the video above features an excellent cover performance by Kayla Mallay of Marystown, NL.

A variant was recorded by the Bay Boys (Down Home Favourites - Volume 2, trk#4, 1986, Bay Boy Records, St Catharines, Ontario, recorded at Rainbow Studios, Niagara Falls, Ontario).


See more songs by the Bay Boys.

The video below features a 1981 televised performance by Corey & Trina.

#1209: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2010 ~ Used with permission ~

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[A] I've travelled far beneath the nor- [D] thern star since the [A] day that [E] I was [A] born,
From the Carib- [D] bean to New Orleans I've been inclined to [A] roam;
And the [D] beauty I've seen and the places I've been I thought I'd see no [A] more,
Till I saw the lights that [D] shine so bright in the [A] skies of [E] Labra- [A] dor.

[A] Those northern lights that [D] shine so bright when the [A] night is [E] cold and [A] clear,
The snow is bright from the pale [D] moonlight and silence fills the [A] air;
I cast my eyes to those [D] sparkling skies and I can see once [A] more,
Those northern lights that [D] shine so bright in the [A] skies of [E] Labra- [A] dor.

[A] This place I've heard in every [D] word is [A] far [E] away and [A] cold,
But I have found in [D] this beautiful town a treasure as rich as [A] gold;
Those dancing lights with their [D] colours so bright each night as I look through my [A] door,
Those northern lights that [D] shine so bright in the [A] skies of [E] Labra- [A] dor.

[A] Sometimes when I'm down and [D] there's no one around to [A] tell my trou-[E] bles [A] to,
I stroll outside and I [D] gaze at the sky and I'm no longer [A] blue;
The night is still as I [D] drink up my fill as if I'd see no [A] more,
Those northern lights that [D] shine so bright in the [A] skies of [E] Labra- [A] dor.

[A] My time it will come like every [D] one when [A] I must [E] say good- [A] bye,
I'll feel so sad as I look [D] out the plane as it soars through the [A] sky;
And I think of the time [D] when I can say that I'll return once [A] more,
And see those lights that [D] shine so bright in the [A] skies of [E] Labra- [A] dor,
And see those lights that [D] shine so bright in the [A] skies of [E] Labra- [A] dor.


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