#02617
Christmastime In Newfoundland
(Shanneyganock) video
Also see: Christmas Time In Newfoundland
(Uncle Harry's Bar Band)
#1052: YouTube video by Turpin25
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

All hands are awake tonight,
the weather it is rough,
The skipper smiles and all hands note,
he's not a hand to bluff;
The wheel he grasped,
the waves they crashed,
the night is not so clear,
But he'll push her hard with no regard
to make it home this year.

A giant of a man he stands,
our skipper brave and strong,
But he promised us two weeks ago
that we would make St John's,
To celebrate the Christ Child's birth
with the families oh so dear,
To visit our community to
spread our Christmas cheer.

I'll try to make it home again this year,
By land or by sea, I think of you and me;
If I could I'd take a plane
that roars across the sky,
For Christmastime in Newfoundland
and my own piece of mind.

But the sea is unforgiving,
it drove us up and down,
But lucky we did have a ship
that was so very sound;
We rode our way past Baccalieu
and down by Logy Bay,
The people that we missed so much
were not too far away.

We pushed along the coastline
till a break came in the rock,
The roughest trip we ever made
was one mile from the dock;
Boys, I kept my promise,
the skipper he did say,
We passed by Fort Amherst light
on that cold Christmas Day.

I'll try to make it home again this year,
By land or by sea, I think of you and me;
If I could I'd take a plane
that roars across the sky,
For Christmastime in Newfoundland
and my own piece of mind.

So people that we know who work
on the land or on the sea,
Remember that if possible
it's home that they would be,
To celebrate this blessed time
with family oh so dear,
To say they made it home again
for Christmastime this year.

I'll try to make it home again this year,
By land or by sea, I think of you and me;
If I could I'd take a plane
that roars across the sky,
For Christmastime in Newfoundland
and my own piece of mind.

I'll try to make it home again this year,
By land or by sea, I think of you and me;
If I could I'd take a plane
that roars across the sky,
For Christmastime in Newfoundland
and my own piece of mind.

It's Christmastime in Newfoundland,
now I have piece of mind.

####.... Chris Andrews & Mark Hiscock of Shanneyganock ....####
Recorded by Shanneyganock (Christmas, trk#10, 2004, Avondale Music, St John's, NL).

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