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When You Live By The Sea (Fortune Bay Sons)
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Click to jump down to: We Are Surrounded By Water
#1643: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

We're surrounded by water out here in the sea,
This island of Newfie is home to me;
Where the people are friendly and lend you a hand,
I'm proud to say I'm from Newfoundland.

Hardships and troubles we've had our share,
But we still have memories we hold very dear;
We never complain, seldom we say,
The job was too hard and low was the pay.

When you live by the sea you learn to expect,
The way it can change in a minute or less;
And a simple prayer is all you could say,
God give me courage to face the new day.

There's hardly a family the sea hasn't touched,
By claiming the life of someone they love;
But we will respect it and know it will be,
A provider to many who work on the sea.

The oil rigs will come and the oil rigs will go,
But the fish in our waters will be our true goal;
And Newfoundland will always be,
A heaven to many and a home by the sea.

When you live by the sea you learn to expect,
The way it can change in a minute or less;
And a simple prayer is all you can say,
God give me courage to face the new day.
God give me courage to face the new day.

####.... Cyril Brown ....####
Recorded by Fortune Bay Sons (Stay At Home Lads, trk#9, 1986 LP, produced by SWC Productions, English Harbour West, NL, recorded at Sim's Studio, Belleoram, NL, published by Fortune Bay Sons, English Harbour West, NL).

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The video below features lyrics and an acapella performance of a variant titled We Are Surrounded By Water by Pat Dohey of St Bride's, NL and Fort McMurray, Alberta.

#1017: YouTube video by banana8you
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

We're surrounded by water and live by the sea,
This Isle of Newfie is home to me;
Where the people are friendly and lend you a hand,
I'm proud to say I'm from Newfoundland.

Hardships and troubles we've had our share,
But we still have memories we hold very dear;
We never complain or seldom we say,
The work was too hard and low is the pay.

When you live by the sea you learn to expect,
The way it can change in a minute or less;
And a simple prayer is all we can say,
God give us courage to face the new day.

There's hardly a family the sea hasn't touched,
By claiming the life of someone we love;
But we will respect it and all it will be,
A heaven for many and a home by the sea.

When you live by the sea you learn to expect,
The way it can change in a minute or less;
And a simple prayer is all we can say,
God give us courage to face the new day.

The oil rigs may come and the oil rigs may go,
But the fish in our waters will be our true goal;
And Newfoundland will always be,
A heaven for many and a home by the sea.

When you live by the sea you learn to expect,
The way it can change in a minute or less;
And a simple prayer is all we can say,
God give us courage to face the new day.
Yes, God give us courage to face the new day.


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