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If You Haven't Lived In Newfoundland
(Fifth Grade Students)

If you're not from Newfoundland
or from Labrador,
Then you have no idea
what jigs and reels are for;
You've never seen the mummers dance
at a Christmas kitchen time,
Or tasted Purity Syrup -
it really is divine,
Or tasted Purity Kisses -
they really are divine.

So let this song relate to you
about our province grand,
We're a kind and generous people
right here in Newfoundland!
With music that can cheer you up,
here's a chorus you can ring,
If you haven't lived in Newfoundland,
come visit us and sing,
If you haven't lived in Newfoundland,
here's a chorus you can sing:

Our province is a peaceful place
with ponds and hills and bogs,
We've moose and rabbits and caribou
and big ol' Newfoundland dogs,
Towns with names like Come-By-Chance,
Corner Brook, and Joe Batt's Arm;
We've nods and winks that say hello,
you'll love our friendly charm,
We set our clocks one half an hour
earlier than the rest,
So you can spend more time with us,
oh please be our guests,
In Newfoundland and Labrador
please be our guests.

The weather changes really fast
right here in Newfoundland,
So when you're hikng rough terrain
don't trip on rocky sand,
The pitcher plant, our provincial flower,
could be right on your path,
As rain and drizzle and fog roll in
it'll be a freezing bath.
As rain and drizzle and fog roll in
you'll feel its freezing wrath.

Our province is a peaceful place
with ponds and hills and bogs,
We've moose and rabbits and caribou
and big ol' Newfoundland dogs,
Towns with names like Come-By-Chance,
Corner Brook, and Joe Batt's Arm;
We've nods and winks that say hello,
you'll love our friendly charm,
We set our clocks one half an hour
earlier than the rest,
So you can spend more time with us,
oh please be our guests,
In Newfoundland and Labrador
please be our guests.

Expressions here in Newfoundland like,
"How ya doin', my son?"
Are words that sound to visitors
like you are having fun;
But when we think of history
and Beaumont Hamel, too,
It's memories of those sad times
we'll also share with you,
It's memories of times gone by
we'll also share with you.

Our province is a peaceful place
with ponds and hills and bogs,
We've moose and rabbits and caribou
and big ol' Newfoundland dogs,
Towns with names like Come-By-Chance,
Corner Brook, and Joe Batt's Arm;
We've nods and winks that say hello,
you'll love our friendly charm,
We set our clocks one half an hour
earlier than the rest,
So you can spend more time with us,
oh please be our guests,
In Newfoundland and Labrador
please be our guests.
In Newfoundland and Labrador
please be our guests.

####.... Created by Mr Matthew's grade 5s class, St Gerard's School, Corner Brook, NL, through brainstorming efforts with Mike Madigan (Learning Through The Arts Program) ....####

From the Dictionary Of Newfoundland English:
Mummers - elaborately costumed and disguised persons who participate in various group activities at Christmas.


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