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Oh Lovely Newfoundland (Bob Porter) video
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You can smell the salt water
on a warm summer night,
When you're walkin' along by the shore;
And a wave crashes up on the rocks with the tide,
The silence is filled with a roar.

Oh lovely Newfoundland, I do still miss you,
Though we parted a long time ago;
Oh lovely Newfoundland, I do still miss you,
And someday I'll be comin' home.

Fishermen lay out the blankets of cod
That dry in the warm summer sun;
Makin' a livin' ain't easy that way,
They know that it has to be done.

The old men still gather along the stage head,
And they talk about days that's gone by;
They see the young fishermen fightin' the time,
Just to find a way to get by.

Oh lovely Newfoundland, I do still miss you,
Though we parted a long time ago;
Oh lovely Newfoundland, I do still miss you,
And someday I'll be comin' home.

Cod stocks have dried up, it's said they're all gone,
But the Grand Banks they lure foreign men;
If the government they don't stand up for our rights,
There'll be no home to go home to again.

Oh lovely Newfoundland, I do still miss you,
Though we parted a long time ago;
Oh lovely Newfoundland, I do still miss you,
And someday I'll be comin' home.

Oh lovely Newfoundland, I do still miss you,
Though we parted a long time ago;
Oh lovely Newfoundland, I do still miss you,
And someday I'll be comin' home.

Comin' home.... Comin' home....

####.... Bob Porter. Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
Recorded by Talk Of The Rock (Wave The Flag, trk#7, 1997, produced by Dennis Sheehan and Bob Porter, and recorded at Cramer Bros Studios, Edmonton, Alberta).

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From the Dictionary Of Newfoundland English:
Stage Head - end of a fishing stage which extends over the water where fish is landed.



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