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Bury Our Bodies In Newfoundland Soil (Porter) video
#1009: YouTube video by dQQm1 ©2009
~ Used with permission ~

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Going out to the cod trap used to be our lifestyle,
Hauling on jigger lines made a day's pay;
Till the fisheries minister allowed foreign trawlers,
To forsake our waters and drag jobs away.

So, we left for the mainland, missing the island,
Living on odd jobs that we chose to toil;
But the rock's in our souls, when we die just one favour,
Bury our bodies in Newfoundland soil.

We left our homeland way back in the eighties,
Leaving the island was so hard to do;
In search of an income we came to the mainland,
Sacrificed friendships and families, too.

So, we're out in the mainland, missing the island,
And living on odd jobs that we chose to toil;
But the rock's in our souls, when we die just one favour,
Bury our bodies in Newfoundland soil.

And the oil companies came with the world's largest drill rigs,
Offered a fortune but gave to so few;
Still we flocked to our homeland only to find out,
That prayers don't get answered and dreams don't come true.

So, we're back on the mainland, missing the island,
And living on odd jobs that we chose to toil;
But the rock's in our souls, when we die just one favour,
Bury our bodies in Newfoundland soil.

####.... Bob Porter. Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
Recorded by Talk Of The Rock (Wave The Flag, trk #5, 1997, produced by Dennis Sheehan and Bob Porter, recorded at Cramer Bros Studios, Edmonton, Alberta).

See more songs by Bob Porter.

The video above features an excellent cover performance by Bob Dumais of Boothbay, Maine.

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(Capo 1st Fret)

Chord shape: [F#m] = 2,4,4,2,2,2 (with respect to capo position)

Intro: Lead tab
e |--------|--------|--------|
B |--------|--------|--------|
G |2-1-----|--------|--------|
D |----4-2-|----0---|--------|
A |--------|4-----4-|2-0-----|
E |--------|--------|--------|
then [A]

Going out to the cod trap used [D] to be our [A] lifestyle,
[D] Hauling on [A] jigger lines [E] made a day's [A] pay;
Till the fisheries minister al- [D] lowed foreign [A] trawlers,
To [D] forsake our [A] waters and [E] drag jobs a- [A] way.

Chorus:
So, we [E] left for the mainland, [D] missing the [A] island,
[D] Living on [A] odd jobs that [F#m] we chose to [E] toil;
But the [A] rock's in our souls, when we [D] die just one [A] favour,
[D] Bury our [A] bodies in [E] Newfoundland [A] soil.
[A] [D] [A] [D] [A] [E] [A]

We left our homeland way [D] back in the [A] eighties,
[D] Leaving the [A] island was [E] so hard to [A] do;
In search of an income we [D] came to the [A] mainland,
[D] Sacrificed [A] friendships and [E] families, [A] too.

Chorus:
So, we're [E] out in the mainland, [D] missing the [A] island,
And [D] living on [A] odd jobs that [F#m] we chose to [E] toil;
But the [A] rock's in our souls, when we [D] die just one [A] favour,
[D] Bury our [A] bodies in [E] Newfoundland [A] soil.
[A] [D] [A] [D] [A] [E] [A]

And the oil companies came with the [D] world's largest [A] drill rigs,
[D] Offered a [A] fortune but [E] gave to so [A] few;
Still we flocked to our homeland [D] only to find [A] out,
That [D] prayers don't get [A] answered and [E] dreams don't come [A] true.

Chorus:
So, we're [E] back on the mainland, [D] missing the [A] island,
And [D] living on [A] odd jobs that [F#m] we chose to [E] toil;
But the [A] rock's in our souls, when we [D] die just one [A] favour,
[D] Bury our [A] bodies in [E] Newfoundland [A] soil.
[A] [D] [A] [D] [A] [E] [A]

Outro: [A] [D] [A] [D] [A] [E] [A]

~ Chords contributed by Bob Dumais ~


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