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Be Proud You're A Newfie (Roy Payne) video

#76: YouTube video by Myles Bennet ©2011
~ Used with permission ~

The old man is pacing the floor up and down,
Hiding his tears with his head hanging down;
His last son is packing the suitcase to go,
In search of the rainbow and a big pile of gold.

Said, Son, you'll see places and the strangest of things,
Cross many bridges before I see you again;
Write to your Momma, God bless her soul,
And be proud you're a Newfie wherever you go.

Don't try to be someone that no one can touch,
And always help someone who's down on their luck;
Well, find a good woman and give her your love,
Be proud of your wages and thank God above.

Said, Son, you'll see places and the strangest of things,
Cross many bridges before I see you again;
Write to your Momma, God bless her soul,
And be proud you're a Newfie wherever you go.

Son, money means nothing if a man has no friends,
Smile when you lose, don't brag when you win;
Well, owe no man nothing and don't reach too high,
Be happy, be careful, I love you, goodbye.

Said, Son, you'll see places and the strangest of things,
Cross many bridges before I see you again;
Write to your Momma, God bless her soul,
And be proud you're a Newfie wherever you go.

Don't try to be someone that no one can touch,
And always help someone who's down on their luck;
Well, find a good woman and give her your love,
Be proud of your wages and thank God above.

Said, Son, you'll see places and the strangest of things,
Cross many bridges before I see you again;
Write to your Momma, God bless her soul,
And be proud you're a Newfie wherever you go.
And be proud you're a Newfie wherever you go.

####.... Roy Payne ....####

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The video above features an excellent cover performance by Anthony Bennett of St Paul's, a little town in Gros Morne Park on the West Coast of Newfoundland. Anthony played in the band Image and also plays solo, recording this song and Momma's Long Black Hair, both written by Roy Payne. He now lives in Toronto.


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