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My Newfoundland Memories (Barry Dewling)
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Sometimes I think of the days gone by,
When there was fish in the water
and birds in the sky;
Boats in the harbour, stages and men,
Gettin' ready to go out a-fishin' again.

Those days are gone, there was work all the time,
Haulin' the cod traps out on the brine;
Cleanin' and spreadin' the fish on the flake,
A hard day's work for a few pounds to make.

Those are the days I remember so well,
When there was always time for stories to tell;
Where neighbours and friends
would help if they can,
But family was there to lend you a hand.

Those days are gone but they're still on my mind,
I wish we could all just go back in time;
To sit on the rocks and look out to the sea,
Thinkin' there's no place that I'd rather be.

How I wish that I could just walk on the shore,
With my Nan and my Poppy to be there once more;
Strollin' hand in hand that's where I long to be,
But these are just my old Newfoundland memories.

Those days are gone but I remember them well,
There was always time for stories to tell;
Where neighbours and friends
would help if they can,
But family was there to lend you a hand.
Yes, your family was there to lend you a hand.

####.... Barry Dewling of Mount Pearl, NL. ©2010 Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
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From the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:
Flake - platform built on poles and spread with boughs for drying cod-fish on the foreshore.
Stage - elevated platform on the shore with working tables, sheds, etc, where fish are landed and processed for salting and drying, and fishing gear and supplies are stored; fishing stage.



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