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500 Years Ago (Mickey Michael) video
#2344 YouTube video by the author mickeymichael100
©2013 ~ Used with permission ~

Oh, Newfoundland, my Newfoundland,
Five hundred years ago,
I'm glad they found you, Newfoundland,
Because I love you so.

John Cabot sailed from England,
Five hundred years ago;
To find a way to old Cathay,
The world did not yet know.

With one little sailing ship,
He braved the unknown sea;
And wrote his name forever,
On the pages of history.

Five hundred years ago,
Five hundred years ago,
Five hundred years ago,
John Cabot crossed the sea;
He sailed for you and me,
Five hundred years ago.

For many, many days,
He braved the ocean blue;
He sailed into the future,
With all his gallant crew.

Behind was the mighty wind,
Below was the deep blue sea;
Before him lay the great unknown,
With all its mystery.

Five hundred years ago,
Five hundred years ago,
Five hundred years ago,
John Cabot crossed the sea;
He sailed for you and me,
Five hundred years ago.

And then on that fateful day,
'Twas there for all to see:
A wondrous prize for Cabot's eyes,
A new discovery.

For rising from the sea,
There was a place so grand;
He found a world of treasure,
And he called it Newfoundland.

Five hundred years ago,
Five hundred years ago,
Five hundred years ago,
John Cabot crossed the sea;
He sailed for you and me,
Five hundred years ago.

Giovanni, Giovanni,
Giovanni Caboto,
We're glad you came to Newfoundland,
Five hundred years ago.

Five hundred years ago,
Five hundred years ago,
Five hundred years ago,
John Cabot crossed the sea;
He sailed for you and me,
Five hundred years ago.
Five hundred years ago.

####.... Mickey Michael of Torbay, NL, ©1994 The Sea Ltd ....####

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From Wikipedia: Giovanni Caboto [c.1450-c.1498] - known in English as John Cabot, was an Italian navigator and explorer commonly credited as the first European to discover North America in 1497. The Canadian government's official position is that he landed on the island of Newfoundland.


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