#02752
My Island Home (John Lane) video
See also: My Island Home (Aaron Cobb)
#1238: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2010 ~ Used with permission ~

I've seen the mighty ocean
slap the rugged shore,
I've seen the seagull flying
and watched the eagle soar;
I've heard the wind blowing
among the balsam fir,
Knowing this is part of Canada
and I'm a part of her.

Now Canada's a mighty country
of which we are a part,
There's no other quite like her,
I love her with all my heart;
But there is one part of her
that I love most of all,
It's the little isle of Newfoundland,
can't you hear her homing call?

Her water's unpolluted and so is her air,
While one tastes like wine
and the other's crystal clear;
There's peace and quiet wherever you roam,
Now is it any wonder I chose it for my home?

In the year of nineteen forty-nine
we joined this nation grand,
In the tenth and final province,
this isle of Newfoundland;
And though a mighty nation
this Canada may be,
The little isle of Newfoundland
is always home to me.

Her water's unpolluted and so is her air,
While one tastes like wine
and the other's crystal clear;
There's peace and quiet wherever you roam,
Now is it any wonder I chose it for my home?

I've been to the bank in Ontario
with riches on every side,
Been seen on the prairie
where the land is flat and wild;
I've been to the Maritimes
with scenery so grand,
But none can take the place
of my isle of Newfoundland.

Her water's unpolluted and so is her air,
While one tastes like wine
and the other's crystal clear;
There's peace and quiet wherever you roam,
Now is it any wonder I chose it for my home?

####.... Everett Adams [b.1940] of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL ....####
Recorded by John Lane of Botwood, NL (Precious Mother, trk#10, 1985, News Flash Sounds, Grand Falls, NL, produced by Paul Menard and Everett Adams, recorded at Tamarack Sound Studio, Clode Sounds & Echo Recording).


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