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Well, Skipper Abe Warren, a good man is he,
He's charted our course to harvest the sea;
Our hold it is full with the finest of cod,
Now he's swung to the leeward, it's time to thank God.
Before the next sunrise I'll be back in me bed,
Can't wait for a chat with the boys from the head....
We're going...

Home, boys, drivin' on home,
Won't stop for nothing, we'll work to the bone;
Keep steaming homeward no matter the storm,
'Cause it's home boys - time to go home,
Home, boys, home!

Well, Young Billy Ryan, he wants to go far,
A doormat for upalong that's all we are;
Twelve years of T O, a man he's become,
He's got all he wants but his dreams are of home.
If this is a "have" province, have it for me,
I'll have the "have not" with a spirit that's free....
I'm going...

Home, boys, drivin' on home,
Won't stop for nothing, we'll work to the bone;
Keep steaming homeward no matter the storm,
'Cause it's home boys - time to go home,
Home, boys, home!

Well, Uncle Dan Burton, not much he can say,
The boys want him up there since Mom passed away;
At four score and one his days may be few,
But he's cravin' for troutin' and a pot of moose stew.
"Well, I'll tell you right now, boys,
when I draw me last breath,
Take me back to the Rock to lay down me head....
Take me...

Home, boys, drivin' on home,
Won't stop for nothing, we'll work to the bone;
Keep steaming homeward no matter the storm,
'Cause it's home boys - time to go home,
Home, boys, home!

Home, boys, drivin' on home,
Won't stop for nothing, we'll work to the bone;
Keep steaming homeward no matter the storm,
'Cause it's home boys - time to go home,
Home, boys, home!

It's home....

Going home....

####.... The Sharecroppers ©2003. Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
Recorded by The Sharecroppers (Home, Boys! trk#3, 2003, John Harvey Newman Publishing, Pasadena, NL).

Liner note:
Newfoundland will always be home no matter where a Newfoundlander lays his head. Like a salmon going upstream, something seems to "drive us HOME!"


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From the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:
Upalong - away from a person or locality; to or on the mainland of Canada or the United States.


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CAPO 2

[G] Well, Skipper Abe Warren, a [C] good man is [D] he,
He's [C] charted our [G] course to [Am] harvest the [D] sea;
[G] Our hold it is full with the [C] finest of [D] cod,
Now he's [C] swung to the [G] leeward it's [A] time to thank [D] God.
[C] Before the next [D] sunrise I'll be [G] back in me [Em] bed,
Can't [C] wait for a chat with the boys from the [D] head....
We're going...

[G] Home, [C] boys, [D] drivin' on [Em] home,
[C] Won't stop for [G] nothing, we'll [A] work to the [D] bone;
[D7] Keep steaming [G] homeward, no [C] matter the [D] storm,
'Cause it's [G] home [C] boys - [D] time to go [Em] home,
[C] Home, [D] boys, [G] home!

~ Chords contributed by Greg Harris ~


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