#02384
Sister Madonna (Eddie Coffey) video
#385 YouTube video by NLTreasure
©2008 ~ Used with permission ~

A young man in Toronto,
he came from Newfoundland,
He left a pretty little girl back home
with a ring upon her hand;
Went to play at the Caroletta
where he sure had a lot of fun,
When a girl came by and gave him the eye,
she was a Nova Scotia nun.

Sister Madonna,
I didn't know that you were a nun,
You didn't wear no veil but you wanted
your table full of beer and rum;
Sister Madonna, from down Nova Scotia way,
leave me alone, I'm going back home,
and I'm sorry it happened this way.

I told her of my love back home,
and this is how she went:
Of the blessings set before you,
make a choice and be content;
Someday you will forget me,
you'll forget the things we've done,
And I'll forget that we ever met,
but I'll never forget I'm a nun.

Sister Madonna,
I didn't know that you were a nun,
You didn't wear no veil but you wanted
your table full of beer and rum;
Sister Madonna, from down Nova Scotia way,
leave me alone, I'm going back home,
and I'm sorry it happened this way.

Oh, tell me, Sister Madonna,
of the good things that you've done,
You know it's not right if I stay all night
and I fall in love with a nun;
So put your creed into your deed,
don't speak with the devil's tongue,
It's too late now, you've broken your vow,
and you're in love with a Newfie bum.

Sister Madonna,
I didn't know that you were a nun,
You didn't wear no veil but you wanted
your table full of beer and rum;
Sister Madonna, from down Nova Scotia way,
leave me alone, I'm going back home,
and I'm sorry it happened this way.

Now faith it is a doubtful thing
wove on a doubt balloon,
And every showery day in spring
there's another flower in bloom;
And Christ who died upon a tree,
a death was quick and fair,
Comes beautiful before me
when I see you sitting there.

Sister Madonna,
I didn't know that you were a nun,
You didn't wear no veil but you wanted
your table full of beer and rum;
Sister Madonna, from down Nova Scotia way,
leave me alone, I'm going back home,
and I'm sorry it happened this way.

####.... Eddie Coffey of Cuslett, Placentia Bay, NL, (Souvenir Of Newfoundland, 1985, Condor Music; Come Home Year On The Caribou, 1997) ....####
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