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Oh, the morning sun it shines on the harbours and the bay,
And the fishing boats they rise against the waves,
Heading out once more their daily bread to make.

As I stared out of the window of our old two-story home,
Like I'd done so many times before I roamed,
Leaving behind every friendship that I own.

Now the road's a little rocky, but I'll make it somewhere new,
And new friendships I will give to oh so few,
Who remind me of old Newfoundland and you.

So, come on home, come on home to Newfoundland,
Where the waters of the ocean shape our land;
Come on home to Newfoundland, greet the welcome if you can,
We can walk the rocky shoreline hand-in-hand.

There's old men who'll sit and tell you of hard times in days gone by,
And they'll tally up their stories with now-and-then a lie;
They're the masters of the heartfelt words of joy.

And of those friendly smiling faces you can find in Newfoundland,
With a wink and nod, they'll always shake your hand;
And through hard times they have always took their stand.

Oh, I miss the island dearly, all her dirt roads and her shores,
And the weather-beaten stages where the fish was stored,
And each small town had their own old general store.

So, come on home, come on home to Newfoundland,
Where the waters of the ocean shape our land;
Come on home to Newfoundland, greet the welcome if you can,
We can walk the rocky shoreline hand-in-hand.

In the year of '97, it's our anniversary,
It's five hundred years since Cabot sailed the sea,
Began a history that's home to you and me.

For some day I'm going back there and then no more will I roam,
For no other place I've been can I call home,
I long for family and friends I left behind.

So, come on home, come on home to Newfoundland,
Where the waters of the ocean shape our land;
Come on home to Newfoundland, greet the welcome if you can,
We can walk the rocky shoreline hand-in-hand.

Come on home to Newfoundland, greet the welcome if you can,
We can walk the rocky shoreline hand-in-hand.

####.... Bob Porter and M Petite (Performing rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved) ....####
Recorded by Talk Of The Rock (Wave The Flag, trk#9, 1997, produced by Dennis Sheehan and Bob Porter; recorded at Cramer Bros Studios, Edmonton, Alberta).

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(Capo 1st fret)

Chord shapes: [F#m] = 2,4,4,2,2,2

Intro: [A]

Oh, the morning sun it shines on the [D] harbours and the [A] bay,
And the [D] fishing boats they [A] rise against the [F#m] waves, [D]
Heading [A] out once more their [E] daily bread to [A] make.

As I stared out of the window of our [D] old two-story [A] home,
Like I'd [D] done so many [A] times before I [F#m] roamed, [D]
Leaving [A] behind every [E] friendship that I [A] own.

Now the road's a little rocky, but I'll [D] make it somewhere [A] new,
And new [D] friendships I will [A] give to oh so [F#m] few, [D]
Who re- [A] mind me of old [E] Newfoundland and [A] you. [A7]

Chorus:
So, come on [D] home, come on [A] home to Newfound- [F#m] land,
Where the [E] waters of the ocean shape our [A] land; [A7]
Come on [D] home to Newfoundland, greet the [A] welcome if you [F#m] can,
We can [A] walk the rocky [E] shoreline hand-in- [A] hand.

There's old men who'll sit and tell you of hard [D] times in days gone [A] by,
And they'll [D] tally up their [A] stories with now and [F#m] then a lie, [D]
They're the [A] masters of the [E] heartfelt words of [A] joy.

And of those friendly smiling faces you can [D] find in Newfound- [A] land,
With a [D] wink and nod, they'll [A] always shake your [F#m] hand, [D]
And through [A] hard times they [E] have always took their [A] stand.

Oh, I miss the island dearly, all her [D] dirt roads and her [A] shores,
And the [D] weather-beaten [A] stages where the [F#m] fish was stored, [D]
And each [A] small town had their [E] own old general [A] store. [A7]

Chorus:
So, come on [D] home, come on [A] home to Newfound- [F#m] land,
Where the [E] waters of the ocean shape our [A] land; [A7]
Come on [D] home to Newfoundland, greet the [A] welcome if you [F#m] can,
We can [A] walk the rocky [E] shoreline hand-in- [A] hand.

In the year of '97, it's our [D] anniver- [A] sary,
It's five [D] hundred years since [A] Cabot sailed the [F#m] sea, [D]
Began a [A] history that's [E] home to you and [A] me.

For some day I'm going back there and then [D] no more will I [A] roam,
For no [D] other place I've [A] been can I call [F#m] home, [D]
I long for [A] family and [E] friends I left [A] behind. [A7]

Chorus:
So, come on [D] home, come on [A] home to Newfound- [F#m] land,
Where the [E] waters of the ocean shape our [A] land; [A7]
Come on [D] home to Newfoundland, greet the [A] welcome if you [F#m] can,
We can [A] walk the rocky [E] shoreline hand-in- [A] hand. [A7]
Come on [D] home to Newfoundland, greet the [A] welcome if you [F#m] can,
We can [A] walk the rocky [E] shoreline hand-in- [A] hand.
(fade)

~ Chords contributed by Bob Dumais ~


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