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Dear Old Tilting (Joe Kinsella)

Fogo Isle, I hear you calling.
In my dreams, I hear you say,
Come back home again to Tilting.
Dear old friends, I'll come back to you someday.

Twenty years ago today since I first sailed away,
And left my dear old home so far behind;
So heavy was my heart when time came to depart,
From family and friends who were so kind.

I can't forget the scenes around our little town,
The jannies out at night in days gone by;
The scented smell of woodsmoke upon the winter air,
While Northern Lights light up the northern sky.

It's pleasant to recall the days of early Fall,
When you can smell the scent of new-mown hay;
Or watch the red moon rise behind the Woody Hill,
And see the smoky barrens far away.

Fogo Isle, I hear you calling.
In my dreams, I hear you say,
Come back home again to Tilting.
Dear old friends, I'll come back to you someday.

I well remember summer on dear old Fogo Isle,
The southwest breezes blowing soft and fair;
The motor boats returning with gunnels loaded down,
And cowbells sounding on the evening air.

In Spring I've fished your ponds and heard the robin's song,
And smelled the country perfume after rain;
And if the good Lord wills it, once more I will return,
To see those scenes of childhood once again.

Fogo Isle, I hear you calling.
In my dreams, I hear you say,
Come back home again to Tilting.
Dear old friends, I'll come back to you someday.

####.... Joe Kinsella ....####
Note: Originally called Tilton Harbour until 1906, the village of Tilting was a prosperous fishing settlement on the eastern side of Fogo Island, NL.

From the Dictionary Of Newfoundland English:
Janny - elaborately costumed person who participates in various group activities at Christmas; fool, mummer; usually plural; also janney, jenny, johnny;.



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