#02379
The Roving Newfoundlander (Shanneyganock)
video (Rovin' Newfoundlander)
#1364: YouTube video by townside99
©2008 ~ Used with permission ~

He's a heavy six-foot-two
and he can take one on the chin,
His glossy eyes can tell no lies
when he's got his six beers in;
Got a flight to Fort McMurray
to make money for a ring,
Swore to Jesus, Mary and Joseph
that he'd see her in the spring;
Oh, spring has turned to summer
and to a dozen falls,
A lot of times he wonders
if he'll make it home at all.

He's got a tattoo on his shoulder
of the Pink, White and Green,
He's never learned O, Canada
or God Save The Queen;
He's a fish out of water,
a dog without a bone,
He's a rovin' Newfoundlander
and he's workin' his way home.

At the happy hour sessions
he's the first to buy a round,
He can tell a joke or take one
just don't try to bring him down;
Never one to start a row
but end one pretty fast,
Don't take a poke at Newfoundland,
you might have poked your last;
He's waiting for the tide to turn,
the drought to come undone,
He's waiting for that call from home,
the call that never comes.

He's got a tattoo on his shoulder
of the Pink, White and Green,
He's never learned O, Canada
or God Save The Queen;
He's a fish out of water,
a dog without a bone,
He's a rovin' Newfoundlander
and he's workin' his way home.

He's got a tattoo on his shoulder
of the Pink, White and Green,
He's never learned O, Canada
or God Save The Queen;
He's a fish out of water,
a dog without a bone,
He's a rovin' Newfoundlander
and he's workin' his way home.
He's a rovin' Newfoundlander
and he's workin' his way home.

####.... Chris Andrews/Alan Doyle. Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
This variant recorded by Shanneyganock (Fling Out The Flag, trk#9, 2006, produced by Bob Hallett and published by Shanneyganock, Logy Bay, NL).

See more songs by Shanneyganock.

The video above features a live performance by Shanneyganock at a 2007 Christmas show in Newfoundland and Labrador.


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