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Everybody Back Home Misses You (Roy Payne)

This song's for every Newfie boy,
A thousand miles from home,
Feeling just a little down and blue;
A man must feed his family,
If he's any man at all,
So here's a little back home news for you.

The Rock she's still afloat,
She did not move one inch,
And there's nothing like a feed of fish and brewis;
The summers feel like Heaven,
The winters sure are cold,
And everybody back home misses you.

From the coal mines of Cape Breton,
To Alberta's frozen north,
Newfoundlanders work as time goes by;
You can take him from the Island,
You can put him anywhere,
But you'll never take the Island from the boy.

The Rock she's still afloat,
She did not move one inch,
And there's nothing like a feed of fish and brewis;
The summers feel like Heaven,
The winters sure are cold,
And everybody back home misses you.

The fishing's not that good this year,
Unemployment's up,
Politicians, they sure blow my mind;
Someone said they saw caplin roll,
But that could have been a dream,
And old Harry's up in Heaven doing fine.

The Rock she's still afloat,
She did not move one inch,
And there's nothing like a feed of fish and brewis;
The summers feel like Heaven,
The winters sure are cold,
And everybody back home misses you.

####.... Roy Payne ....####
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From the Dictionary Of Newfoundland English:
Brewis - sea-biscuit or 'hard tack' soaked in water and then boiled; such a dish cooked with salt cod and fat pork.
Caplin - small, iridescent deep-water fish (Mallotus villosus) like a smelt which, followed by the cod, appears inshore during June and July to spawn along the beaches, and is netted for bait, for manuring the fields, or dried, salted, smoked, or frozen for eating.



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