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Time To Take A Stand (Gerald Saunders)

Sons and daughters of our land,
'Tis time for us to take a stand;
For Newfoundland and Labrador,
We'll fight for you for ever more.

For our daughters and our sons,
Who've left as those before have done;
For Newfoundland and Labrador,
We fight for you for ever more.

We will speak with one accord,
As we never did before;
For Newfoundland and Labrador,
We'll fight for you for ever more.

So let us do what ever we can,
To make this country proud and grand;
For Newfoundland and Labrador,
We'll fight for you for ever more.

For Newfoundland and Labrador,
We'll fight for you for ever more;
For Labrador and Newfoundland,
For you we'll always take a stand.

For generations not yet here,
We make this solemn pledge sincere:
To make our province strong and free,
We proudly stand on guard for thee.

As mothers and fathers before us sought,
We'll fight the fight as they had fought;
To make our nation strong and free,
We proudly stand on guard for thee.

When we have gained equality,
With others from sea to shining sea;
Canada, with you we stand,
Proud and prosperous Newfoundland.

God guard thee, God guard thee;
We love thee native land.

####.... Gerald Saunders ....####

Recorded by Gerald Saunders with the backup voices of Peter Saunders and Keith Thoms who also provided the music. Recorded at Keith Thoms' studio, Ottawa, © April, 2005.

Gerald Saunders Notes:
While this song was inspired by Newfoundland's fight to get what was promised by the Atlantic Accord during the election campaign of 2004, it is about Newfoundland's fight to be an equal partner in Confederation. It is a fight that is never ending, and will continue to be so. But we can gain equality if we stand and fight together, but we will sink if we don't speak with one accord.

See: The Agreement - Atlantic Accord 2005


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