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Shores Of Newfoundland (Bob Porter) video
#613: YouTube video by oldirishladdie ©2009
~ Used with permission ~

They came across from Ireland,
from England, and Scotland,
For promises of hope and foreign land;
After many weeks of sailing
through high seas and bad weather,
They landed on the shores of Newfoundland.

They landed on the shores of Newfoundland,
They landed on the shores of Newfoundland;
After many weeks of sailing
through high seas and bad weather,
They landed on the shores of Newfoundland.

In fourteen-ninety-seven,
the man sent news to England:
John Cabot said it was the place to be;
The ocean was alive,
there was cod stocks on the surface,
You could dip the fish with baskets from the sea.

So, they landed on the shores of Newfoundland,
They landed on the shores of Newfoundland;
After many weeks of sailing
through high seas and bad weather,
They landed on the shores of Newfoundland.

They settled on the island,
the harbours and the inlets,
And faced a new life full of ups and downs;
They fished the broad Atlantic
and they hunted on the inland,
And thanked God for this new land they had found.

When they landed on the shores of Newfoundland,
They landed on the shores of Newfoundland;
After many weeks of sailing
through high seas and bad weather,
They landed on the shores of Newfoundland.

Passed down through the ages
are the stories of their homeland,
Hardships they had faced there everyday;
Survival of the fittest is
the way they would describe it,
In this new land they would carve a better way.

When they landed on the shores of Newfoundland,
They landed on the shores of Newfoundland;
After many weeks of sailing
through high seas and bad weather,
They landed on the shores of Newfoundland.

So, now you heard the stories
of the lives of our ancestors,
They fought to stay alive here everyday;
Their traditions and their music
is the history we hang onto,
We fight to find a new and better way.

Hey, we landed on the shores of Newfoundland,
They landed on the shores of Newfoundland;
After many weeks of sailing
through high seas and bad weather,
We landed on the shores of Newfoundland.

We landed on the shores of Newfoundland,
We landed on the shores of Newfoundland;
After many weeks of sailing
through high seas and bad weather,
We landed on the shores of Newfoundland.

####.... Bob Porter. Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
Recorded by Talk Of The Rock (Wave The Flag, trk#11, 1997, produced by Dennis Sheehan and Bob Porter, recorded at Cramer Bros. Studios, Edmonton, Alberta).

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