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Going Home To Stay (Barry Davis) video
#305: YouTube video by Barry Davis
©2008 ~ Used with permission ~

We left home to go away,
our fortunes for to find,
And say goodbye to all our friends
that we had left behind;
No turning back as work was scarce,
we knew we had to go,
And make a living way out west
with wives and kids in tow.
To say goodbye to all the things
that we had held so dear,
Like fishing boats and pothole roads
and good old Black Horse beer;
To all the lovely scenery,
the finest in the land,
We knew someday the time would come
when we'd leave Newfoundland.

But I'm going back someday,
I hope someday I can,
And never leave the outport,
St Anthony, Newfoundland.

Big city's are so different
from the town I used to know,
When you walk upon the street
you're just the average Joe;
Nobody here would stop and chat
or give the time of day,
They'd probably run you over
if you got in the way.
Maybe it's the pace that
you're the way things have to be,
But maybe it's my memory
of life beside the sea;
Stage hands and fishing boats
connect right out of shore,
But I dream that I can go back
and travel never more.

But I'm going back someday,
I hope someday I can,
And never leave the outport,
St Anthony, Newfoundland.

My hometown don't have big malls
or buildings a mile high,
With factories going night and day
spewing smog up in the sky;
The people there are friendly
and will lend a helping hand,
To anyone who needs it,
any race or creed or clan.

But I'm going back someday,
I hope someday I can,
And never leave the outport,
St Anthony, Newfoundland.
But I'm going back someday,
I hope someday I can,
And never leave the outport,
St Anthony, Newfoundland.
Yes I'm going back someday,
I hope someday I can,
And listen to the music
of good old Newfoundland.

[spoken:] two, three, four....

[Instrumental]
####.... Barry Davis ©2008 ....####
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