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Cupers Cove (Shawn Lidster)

John Guy was the man who got it started,
He landed here in sixteen and ten;
It was in the heart of the summer,
And the hard work had just begun.

The tradesmen built a plantation,
And prepared for the winter to come;
They prayed to God that they would make it,
They all worked together as one.

And in Cupers Cove the sun was shining,
In Cupers Cove the time was right;
In Cupers Cove our history leads us
To a future that looks so bright.

Well they built a bark they called the Endeavour,
And sailed her off to Trinity;
To make contact with the Beothuks,
Their intentions were all friendly.

They exchanged gifts and they were excited,
For the trade could bring prosperity;
They broke bread and toasted the future,
To a good life in peace and harmony.

And in Cupers Cove the sun was shining,
In Cupers Cove the time was right;
In Cupers Cove our history leads us
To a future that looks so bright,
Looks so bright...

As the years went by we settled out in Burnt Head,
In Greenland, and Rip Raps for a while;
They were hardy fishermen and farmers,
They did what they could to survive.

For four hundred years our ancestors,
Have watched us carry on;
We got to keep the old ways and traditions,
Before they are lost and gone.

'Cause in Cupers Cove the sun was shining,
In Cupers Cove the time is right;
In Cupers Cove our history will lead us
To a future that looks so bright,
Looks so bright...

####.... Shawn Lidster of Brigus, NL ©2006. All rights reserved ....####
Recorded by Shawn Lidster (Legends On The Baccalieu Trail, trk#1, 2006, Shawn Lidster Music, Brigus, NL, produced by Off The Rock Entertainment and recorded at Player's Choice Studio, Spaniard's Bay, NL).

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From The Canadian Encyclopedia: Cupids, Newfoundland and Labrador - town, population (2001 census) 775, area 11.02 km2, incorporated 1965, located in southwest Conception Bay on the Avalon Peninsula. Originally known as Cupers Cove (1612), and later as Cuperts, Coopers and Copers Cove (possibly variants of an English surname), it was the site of the Sea Forest Plantation established by John Guy in August 1610, the first attempted colonization by the London And Bristol Company and one of the earliest English settlements in the New World. The colony, governed by Guy under the terms of the company's first charter, was effectively the seat of the first attempt to colonize Newfoundland, and the site of the earliest known English birth in Newfoundland (27 March 1613).


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