#02564
Ol' Newfoundland (Roustabout)

I've ever roamed this foreign land,
With an urge to go back home again,
For many years I've been so far away;
But the salty mist keeps calling me,
Beckoned by the eastern sea,
Telling me that I should leave today.
Every someone that I know,
Would like to be the first to go,
But it's me who's got a ticket in his hand;
Yes, I long to see my kith and kin,
Dreamlike to know how long it's been,
Tomorrow night I'm bound for Newfoundland.

Ol' Newfoundland, ol' Newfoundland
So good to be goin' home again;
Ol' Newfoundland, ol' Newfoundland,
So good to be goin' home again.

Oh, the neon lights they burn too bright,
It's hard to tell the day from night,
And you never see the stars light up the sky;
You never get to meet your neighbors,
And all your days are filled with labours,
And a helping hand is only had to buy.
Gonna get out of this city,
Where the streets are soiled and dirty,
Goin' back to the place I left behind;
Where I'll be a new and free man,
I'll be the best that I can,
Back where the air is crystal clear and fine.

Ol' Newfoundland, ol' Newfoundland
So good to be goin' home again;
Ol' Newfoundland, ol' Newfoundland,
So good to be goin' home again.

It'll be good to be back home again
To watch the seagulls dance the wind,
And feel the quickening of my heart and soul;
And sunsets like I haven't seen,
For quite a while how long it's been,
So sad to think that anyone has to go.
I suppose it is too much to think,
What's in our grasp what's ours to drink,
Cannot be had inside a city's way;
The towers high of glass and steel,
Would be out of place in a field,
Would shadows fall on children free to play?

Ol' Newfoundland, ol' Newfoundland
So good to be goin' home again;
Ol' Newfoundland, ol' Newfoundland,
So good to be goin' home again.

####.... © Robert Starkes ....####

Recorded by Roustabout of LaScie, NL (100% Newfoundlander, trk#4, 2009, Independent, recorded at Sim's Studio in Belleoram, NL).

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