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Little Town Of Nutak (A Frank Willis)

I recall when I was young
the days of long ago,
The summers they were not so hot
but the winters they were cold;
Somewhere there in no-man's land
Nutak stood alone,
Waitin' for the ocean roar
to greet the mornin' dawn.

It's just an island in the sea
where no one lives today,
The whole town relocated
to another town called Nain;
That was a long, long time ago
when George was only one,
Seems like only yesterday
when it used to be our home.

Just beyond the Torngat Mountains
the old shack is still standing,
The wood is rotted on the roof
and it's lettin' in the rain;
The windows are all boarded up,
the sun shines through no more,
In that little town of Nutak
in Northern Labrador.

Momma taught us how to read
from the words of the Holy Book,
She taught us in both languages,
English and Inuktitut;
Daddy worked for the
Hudson Bay Fur Trading Company,
He worked from dawn until dusk
to feed the family.

A little town just up a ways
was struck by tragedy,
Like many more around the world
they struggled desperately;
Those who were left in Okak
could not live there no more,
Most of them moved to Nutak
in Northern Labrador.

Just beyond the Torngat Mountains
the old shack is still standing,
The wood is rotted on the roof
and it's lettin' in the rain;
The windows are all boarded up,
the sun shines through no more,
In that little town of Nutak
in Northern Labrador.

Just beyond the Torngat Mountains
the old shack is still standing,
The wood is rotted on the roof
and it's lettin' in the rain;
The windows are all boarded up,
the sun shines through no more,
In that little town of Nutak
in Northern Labrador.
In that little town of Nutak
in Northern Labrador.

####.... A Frank Willis and Selby Mesher, ©1987. Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All Rights Reserved ....####
Recorded by A Frank Willis (Life Goes On, trk#9, 1998, Newfoundland Records, Toronto, Ontario).

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