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Tribute To Newfoundland (John Cameron) MIDI, tabs, videos
#156 YouTube video by hangashore13 ©2007
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'Twas just a year ago today, I left my emerald isle,
To the shores of lovely Newfoundland, I've traveled many a mile;
The people there they welcomed me with open heart and hand,
Sure, I thought that I was home again in dear old Ireland.

There's Kellys, Murphys and Malones, Ryans and O'Hares,
As fine a bunch of lads, me boys, as ever can compare;
As farmers and as fishermen they came across the sea,
To this island they call Newfoundland, my second home to me.

From Corner Brook to Carbonear and on to old St John's,
You'll always find a welcome there and hear some Irish songs;
It lifts my heart and it fills my eyes to hear those songs again,
And it makes us proud that we can say we are Irishmen.

When the time has come and I must go to my land across the sea,
This lovely isle of Newfoundland will still be calling me.

From her pine-clad hills and mountain glens,
To her shores of shingle and sand;
God bless and keep you as you are...
We love you, Newfoundland.

Spoken:
God bless and keep you as you are...
We love you, Newfoundland.

####.... John Barr aka "Little" John Cameron ....####
Recorded by John Barr aka "Little" John Cameron from Blantyre, Scotland and Torbay, NL [1943-2002] (Sit Down, Mr Music Man, trk#3, ©1967, Cynda Records, A Division of Boot Records, Toronto, Ontario. Distributed by London Records of Canada, Ltd).

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Notes:
¹ 08 Apr 2007 - our sincere appreciation to Jacqueline and Katy Barr, John's wife and daughter, for sharing John's original lyrics with GEST.
² The song Tribute To Newfoundland is based on an old Ewan MacColl song called My Little Son with the aire speeded up a bit.

The variant in the video above features an arrangement recorded by Kevin Collins (Newfoundland / Irish Favourites, trk#4, 1994, Sawyer Hill Productions, Placentia, NL).


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From the Princeton University Word Net:
Shingle - coarse beach gravel of small waterworn stones and pebbles (or a stretch of shore covered with such gravel).

The video below features an arrangement recorded by Sons of Erin (Sons Of Erin, trk#7, 1970, Dominion Records, Toronto, Ontario).


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#620 YouTube video by oldirishladdie ©2009
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The video below features an arrangement recorded by Bugs Greene & Family (Burnin' 'Er Up / Bugs Greene, Featuring Debbie And Evan, trk#2, 2003, published by Bugs Greene, Hatchet Lake, Nova Scotia).

#1176 YouTube video by GrandBankerinNS ©2008
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Played on 2nd fret in D

[D] 'Twas just a year [G] ago today I [A] left my emerald [D] isle,
To the shores of lovely [G] Newfound-[D] land I've traveled many a [Bm] mile;
[D] The people there they [G] welcomed [D] me with open heart and [Bm] hand,
[D] Sure, I thought that I was [G] home again in [A] dear old [D] Ireland.


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