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Isle Of Newfoundland (Stompin' Tom Connors)
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See also: Island Of Newfoundland (Burt Cuff)
And also: Isle Of Newfoundland (Roy Payne)
And also: Isle Of Newfoundland (Dick Nolan)
And also: Cold Canadian Waters (The Flummies)
#1149: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
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In the cold Canadian waters,
north from the coast of Maine,
There's an island called Newfoundland,
swept by snow, wind and rain;
On the island there's a village
with its customs and its ways,
The little town of Carmanville,
my home of childhood days.

Where the people make a living
on the land and on the sea,
There are people on the island
that mean the world to me;
I wish I had the power to change
the course of time,
And to live again in Newfoundland,
my home of childhood time.

Those childhood days were happy
and carefree all the time,
There's a girl in every story
and you know there's one in mine;
She broke my heart so often
it stays a little sore,
And that's the reason I left home
and can't go back no more.

Where the people make a living
on the land and on the sea,
There are people on the island
that mean the world to me;
I wish I had the power to change
the course of time,
And to live again in Newfoundland,
my home of childhood time.

I'd love to watch the sailboats again
as they glide across the bay,
And to see once more the farmers
sow the seeds and cut the hay;
On this island there's no strangers here,
everybody is your friend,
The little isle of Newfoundland,
someday I'll see again.

Where the people make a living
on the land and on the sea,
There are people on the island
that mean the world to me;
I wish I had the power to change
the course of time,
And to live again in Newfoundland,
my home of childhood time.
To live again in Newfoundland,
my home of childhood time.

####.... Burt Cuff (1966) ....####
Burt Cuff's original song was recorded as Island Of Newfoundland.

This variant arranged and recorded by Stompin' Tom Connors (Stompin' Tom At The Gumboot Clogeroo, trk#12, 1977, Independent, Boot Records, Toronto, Ontario).


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