#02661
Christmas Morn In Newfoundland
(Eddie Coffey) video
#971: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

Oh, Christmas brings back memories
when I was just a boy,
On Christmas Eve when Santa came
my heart was filled with joy;
On every Christmas morning
we would have to clear the soot,
On Christmas Eve we'd hear
the reindeer playing upon the roof.

Ring bells, ring bells, Santa's on his way,
Bringing joys to girls and boys
and all around the bay;
Then out of bed and making noise
before the crack of dawn,
And that's the way it was
in Newfoundland on Christmas morn.

With all the stockings all filled up
and layed out on the floor,
There's apples and there's oranges
and there's candies there galore;
Though we were poor and times were
hard and happy there's no doubt,
And that's what Christmas Eve
and Christmas Day is all about.

Ring bells, ring bells, Santa's on his way,
Bringing joys to girls and boys
and all around the bay;
Then out of bed and making noise
before the crack of dawn,
And that's the way it was
in Newfoundland on Christmas morn.

There's Mummers sleeping everywhere,
it could be Tom and Steve,
They never made it home last night,
they stayed for Christmas Eve;
There's two more in the parlour,
and I think it's Frank and John,
And that's the way it was
in Newfoundland on Christmas morn.

Ring bells, ring bells, Santa's on his way,
Bringing joys to girls and boys
and all around the bay;
Then out of bed and making noise
before the crack of dawn,
And that's the way it was
in Newfoundland on Christmas morn.

Snow is drifting everywhere,
how peaceful is the scene,
The trees are all a-hanging down,
there's not a sight of green;
The people on their way to church,
our Saviour has been born;
And that's the way it was
in Newfoundland on Christmas morn.

Ring bells, ring bells, Santa's on his way,
Bringing joys to girls and boys
and all around the bay;
Then out of bed and making noise
before the crack of dawn,
And that's the way it was
in Newfoundland on Christmas morn,
Yes, that's the way it was
in Newfoundland on Christmas morn.

####.... Eddie Coffey ....####
Recorded by Eddie Coffey (Merry Christmas, trk#6, 1990, Heritage Music, Scarborough, Ontario); and (Christmas Morn In Newfoundland / Dick Nolan and Eddie Coffey, trk#11, 1998); and (Downhomer Presents Newfoundland Christmas, trk#6, 1999, Avalon Music, St John's, NL).

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