#02391
Newfoundland Summer's Day (Shawn Lidster)
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I left my home when I was just a lad,
Because of the circumstances that I had;
It was time for me to leave,
Say goodbye to my family,
And face this old world on my own.

We've been leaving the island for years,
You could fill the oceans with our mothers' tears;
For each tear we cried,
We had our reasons why,
We had to go and live out somewhere else.

Well, all that I can ask
and all that I can pray,
Is that I'll die in Newfoundland
on a summer's day.

I can hear the roar
and the rumble of the city outside,
But all I have to do is close my eyes,
And I can feel the ocean breeze,
Blowing in from the Labrador,
And it reminds me of that island in the sea.

Well, all that I can ask
and all that I can pray,
Is that I'll die in Newfoundland
on a summer's day.

Times have been hard everywhere,
But there's more and more of us
leaving every year;
Who is to blame, and will things ever change
For the children and for you and me?

Well, all that I can ask
and all that I can pray,
Is that I'll die in Newfoundland
on a summer's day.

Yes, all that I can ask
and all that I can pray,
Is that I'll die in Newfoundland
on a summer's day.

####.... Shawn Lidster of Brigus, NL ©1990 ....####
Written and performed by Shawn Lidster and recorded by Spencer Crew at Great Big Studio, St John's, for a compilation album of various artists (Homebrew 5, trk#12, 2004 CD, Avondale Music, St John's, NL, Big Pig Productions, executive producers Lyle Drake and John Steele); also recorded by Shawn Lidster (Legends On The Baccalieu Trail, trk#9, 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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