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A Howley Moose (Howley Students)

A Howley moose, a Howley moose,
I learned about a Howley moose;
A Howley moose, a Howley moose,
Let's celebrate a Howley moose.

Way back in nineteen-hundred-and-four,
Four moose were brought to Howley town;
A hundred years later and now we have,
Thousands of moose running all around.

A Howley moose, a Howley moose,
I learned about a Howley moose;
A Howley moose, a Howley moose,
Let's celebrate a Howley moose.

They came by train and settled down,
And lived in the woods of Howley town;
Had baby moose and they did fan,
Across the island of Newfoundland.

A Howley moose, a Howley moose,
I learned about a Howley moose;
A Howley moose, a Howley moose,
Let's celebrate a Howley moose.

We thank John Connell of New Brunswick,
He lassoed moose really quick;
And we are really glad they came,
To give our province some big game!

A Howley moose, a Howley moose,
I learned about a Howley moose;
A Howley moose, a Howley moose,
Let's celebrate a Howley moose.

Yes, celebate two thousand and four,
And all the moose here on our shore;
And when you travel please drive slow,
The moose are out there don't we know.

A Howley moose, a Howley moose,
I learned about a Howley moose;
A Howley moose, a Howley moose,
Let's celebrate a Howley moose.

####.... Written with Mike Madigan (Learning Through The Arts Program) by the students of Howley Elementary School, and sung for the 100th Anniversary of the introduction of Moose to Howley, NL (1904-2004) ....####
Note: John Connell was from Bartibog, Miramichi, New Brunswick, where he rode a pet moose called Tommy. In the winter of 1904, he led a small group of men in the round-up of six moose whose travel was restricted by deep snows. Of the six moose lassoed and captured by John Connell's party, only four survived the long trip to Howley, Newfoundland.


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