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Boys From Newfoundland (Traditional)

Well done, you boys from Newfoundland,
You done what you could do,
Ye done your parts to keep on high,
The old red, white and blue;
When shots and shells were flying fast,
You took a manly stand,
Ye showed the fighting blood
Was in the boys from Newfoundland.

No other regiment did so well,
As all the people tell,
And none did fight more brave,
For your parts you did them well;
A shout of praise on every lip,
For the gallant little band,
Who showed the fighting blood
Was in the boys from Newfoundland.

Your comrades all lay wounded,
But onward did advance,
Ye fight the foe like British sons,
While on the fields of France;
Well done, you boys from Newfoundland,
Your parts you did well play,
We will keep the home fires burning,
Until you return some day.

And never will the old flag fall,
If all will take their stand,
And do as much for England,
As the boys from Newfoundland.

####.... Author unknown. Traditional Newfoundland song from the Second World War ....####
From Heritage Newfoundland and Labrador:
Pre-Confederation Flags - The red, white and blue refers to the British Union Jack. On 15 May 1931, the Newfoundland legislature passed the National Flag Act and made the Union Jack (also known as the Union Flag) the colony's official flag. Already the traditional land flag of all British colonies, the Union Jack had taken on much more potent meaning after the First World War as a symbol of respect to the Newfoundland and Labrador volunteers who fought and died under it overseas. The Union Jack remained the official flag of Newfoundland and Labrador until 1980 when it was replaced by the current provincial flag. Many public and private buildings continue to fly the Union Jack alongside the provincial and Canadian flags as a symbol of the province's links with the Commonwealth and historical ties to Britain.



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