#02571
A Piece Of The Rock (Roustabout) video
#911: YouTube video by NLTreasure
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

I've been dreaming of the seashore
and dad's old fishing skiff,
I've even had a thought or two
of those old rocky cliffs;
But the thing that nips my mind the most
and gives my heart a shock,
Is how much better it would be up here
with a piece of the rock.

If the lights of Brampton shone
on Daniel's Harbour,
And Toronto town was really Paradise,
If the Exploit's waters churned
through ol' Port Hardy,
And our eastern sun it rose on Yellowknife,
If St Anthony's charms
were present up in Sudbury,
Or if Thompson's mines
were part of Carbonear,
There'd be no need to roam,
everyone would be at home,
If we only had ol' Newfoundland up here.

There'd be lots of boats and fish 'n' things
that mean so much to me,
With lots of kitchen parties
from Red Deer to LaScie;
All the boys would stop and take the stock
of the pretty girls everywhere,
There'd be nothin wrong with up-along
if we had the rock up here.

All our sandy rocky beaches
they'd sure beat those oil sands,
No need to hike the prairies when
we could stroll upon the strands;
The chinooks down from the mountains
as the sun burns off the mist,
There'd be no other place like here
if the rock was part of this.

If Calgary looked down
on St John's Harbour,
And Edmonton was down in Gander Bay,
If the Humber waters flowed
through ol' Grand Prairie,
And Deer Lake was in our reach
from day to day,
If church bells in Badger
rang in old Lloydminister,
Or McMurray graced the hills
of Bay d'Espoir,
There'd be no need to roam,
everyone would be at home,
If we only had ol' Newfoundland up here.
No, there'd be no need to roam,
everyone would be at home,
If we only had ol' Newfoundland up here.

####.... © Robert Starkes ....####
Recorded by Roustabout of LaScie, NL (100% Newfoundlander, trk#9, 2009, Independent, recorded at Sim's Studio in Belleoram, NL).

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