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Girls From Newfoundland (Kevin Collins) videos
See also: The Girls From Newfoundland (Leach)
And also: The Bouncing Girl In Fogo (Peacock)
#640: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

There's a girl in St John's Harbour
That I'm longing for to see,
Nobody else do know that girl
Not half as much as me;
She cried so when I left her
That it nearly broke her heart,
And if we ever meet again
We never more will part.

She's the sweetest girl in colour that
a poor boy ever knew,
Her eyes are like the diamond bright,
They sparkle like the dew;
You may talk about your mainland girls
But to me there's none so grand,
You'll find no girls to love you like
The girls from Newfoundland.

Oh, the cold, cold winds are a howling
And I think I've got to go,
To cross that briny ocean
Without a friend or foe;
There'll be no one there to welcome me
When I land upon the sand,
And my Irish luck will be with me there
And my girl from Newfoundland.

She's the sweetest girl in colour that
a poor boy ever knew,
Her eyes are like the diamond bright,
They sparkle like the dew;
You may talk about your mainland girls
But to me there's none so grand,
You'll find no girls to love you like
The girls from Newfoundland.
You'll find no girls to love you like
The girls from Newfoundland.

####.... Kevin Collins, based on an original Newfoundland song (My Old Homestead, trk#5, 1989, produced by Kevin Collins, Sawyer Hill Productions, Placentia, NL) ....####
The musical arrangement of Girls From Newfoundland is an original composition by Kevin Collins.

See more songs by Kevin Collins.

A variant was collected in 1951 from Leo Halleran [1884-1952] of Trepassey, NL, and published as The Girls From Newfoundland in MacEdward Leach And The Songs Of Atlantic Canada © 2004 Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA).

A two verse variant was collected in 1959 from Mrs Wallace (Amelia J) Kinslow [1903-1985] of Isle aux Morts, NL, by Kenneth Peacock, and published as The Bouncing Girl In Fogo in Songs Of The Newfoundland Outports, Volume 2, p.354, by the National Museum of Canada (1965) Crown Copyrights Reserved.



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