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I Wish I Was In Newfie (Jenny & Josie Wilkinson) video
#1363: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
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He left his dear old eastern home
for a place where work was plenty,
Been working here for three whole months
and he never saved a penny;
He said, I wish I was in Newfie,
I wish I was back home,
If I was in Newfie I'd never feel alone.

He needs to get himself a girl,
someone to call him honey,
But the girls up here won't look at you
unless you got lots of money;
I wish I was in Newfie,
I wish I was back home,
If I was in Newfie I'd never feel alone.

I love the deep blue ocean,
I love the hills and curves,
I love the way that Newfies talk
when they say, "Oh, me nerves!"
I wish I was in Newfie,
I wish I was back home,
If I was in Newfie I'd never feel alone.

I don't like the weather here,
I may sound like a fool,
But in the summertime it gets too hot,
in the wintertime too cool;
I wish I was in Newfie,
I wish I was back home,
If I was in Newfie I'd never feel alone.

Then one day he got sick of work
and walked right out the door,
And went on home to Newfoundland
to live forevermore;
He's going back where he belongs
to the ones who really care,
He'll go to school and get a trade
and never come back here.
And now he's back in Newfie,
and now he's gone back home,
And now he's back in Newfie,
and nevermore to roam.

####.... Josie Clarke Wilkinson [1951-2015] ....####
Recorded by Jenny and Josie Wilkinson of Point Rexton, Trinity Bay, NL (Now And Then, Ambassador Records, 1996).


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