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Newfie Boy (Eric Blanchard) tabs, video
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I'm just an old Newfie boy,
living from day to day,
Wondering what the future holds
in time along the way;
Times I know are getting rough
and jobs are hard to find,
I figured I could leave this rock
and leave it all behind.

I traveled to Toronto
to see what I could find,
There wasn't much to offer
but I took what I could find;
I got a job in a factory
and I was doing fine,
But that just didn't matter
'cause Newfie's on my mind.

I'm going back to Newfie,
a place where I can stand,
A little place where I was raised
and I'm so proud to say:
No matter where I wander
my mind keeps wandering back,
Back to my island home,
a place called Newfoundland.

I weep the pay I got back then,
I'm sure it's not so grand,
There was barely enough
to get me through,
I'm sure you understand;
Pay the rent with juice and slip,
it'd just sure make my day,
Though I'm better off in Newfie,
maybe that was my mistake.

City life is not for me,
I'm just an old Newfie boy,
Take a look at the way I drink,
you know I don't tell no lies;
I get up early in the morning,
put a packsack on my back,
Grab my axe and a little snack,
I'm just a Newie boy.

I'm going back to Newfie,
a place where I can stand,
A little place where I was raised
and I'm so proud to say:
No matter where I wander
my mind keeps wandering back,
Back to my island home,
a place called Newfoundland.

####.... Eric Blanchard of Seal Cove, White Bay, NL ....####
Recorded by Eric Blanchard (My Hometown, trk#5, 1993, recorded at Sim's Studio and manufactured by SWC Productions, English Harbour West, NL).

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Intro: [G] [D] [A] [D]

I'm just an old Newfie boy, [G] living from day to [D] day,
Wondering what the future holds in time along the [A] way;
[D] Times I know are getting rough and [G] jobs are hard to [D] find,
I [G] figured I could [D] leave this rock and [A] leave it all be- [D] hind.

I traveled to Toronto to [G] see what I could [D] find,
There wasn't much to offer but I took what I could [A] find;
I [D] got a job in a factory and [G] I was doing [D] fine,
But [G] that just didn't mat- [D] ter 'cause [A] Newfie's on my [D] mind.

I'm [G] going back to Newfie, a [D] place where I can stay,
And a little place where I was raised, and I'm so proud to [A] say:
No [D] matter where I wander my [G] mind keeps wandering [D]back,
[G] Back to my is- [D] land home, a [A] place called Newfound- [D] land.

Break: [G] [D] [A] [D]

I weep the pay I got back then, I'm [G] sure it's not so [D] grand,
There was barely enough to get me through, I'm sure you under-[A] stand;
[D] Pay the rent with juice and slip, it'd [G] just sure make my [D] day,
Though [G] I'm better off in [D] Newfie, maybe [A] that was my mis[D]take.

City life is not for me, I'm [G] just an old Newfie [D] boy,
Take a look at the way I drink, you know I don't tell no [A] lies;
I [D] get up early in the morning, put a [G] packsack on my [D] back,
[G] Grab my axe and a [D] little snack, I'm [A] just a Newie [D] boy.

I'm [G] going back to Newfie, a [D] place where I can stand,
A little place where I was raised, and I'm so proud to [A] say:
No [D] matter where I wander my [G] mind keeps wandering [D]back,
[G] Back to my is- [D] land home, a [A] place called Newfound- [D] land.

Outro: [G] [D] [A] [D]

~ Chords contributed by Allan Chippett ~


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