#02953
The Fisherman's Dream (Labrador Black Spruce)
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Well, the sun's gone down for many a cove,
On a thousand miles of shore;
And the seagulls wade where children played,
On the coast of Labrador.
And a few lone graves where the tall grass waves,
Are all that now remain;
And the old trap boat that refuses to float,
Lies rotting in the rain.

And the fishermen dream for a life that's free,
And they envy the wage earner's fee;
And they dream that their sons will always reap,
A bounty from the sea.

And there's small fishing boats that still head out,
Far off some cape or shore;
Manned by a breed of hardy men,
A life that they adore.
And what are those far distant specks,
Their eyes can scarcely see?
They are the things they love the most,
The homes they'll have to leave.

And the fishermen dream for a life that's free,
And they envy the wage earner's fee;
And they dream that their sons will always reap,
A bounty from the sea.

For the fishing fleets of the world have come,
Three thousand miles or more;
And swept all the fish by the thousand tons,
From the Banks of Labrador.
And the teeming cod, our gift from God,
Come to the bays no more;
And the fishermen who fished in vain,
Are destined to be poor.

And the fishermen dream for a life that's free,
And they envy the wage earner's fee;
And they dream that their sons will always reap,
A bounty from the sea.

And the fishermen dream for a life that's free,
And they envy the wage earner's fee;
And they dream that their sons will always reap,
A bounty from the sea.

And they dream that their sons will always reap,
A bounty from the sea.

####.... L Pardy, Ric Burt, & Nick Kennedy of Labrador City, NL ....####
Recorded by Labrador Black Spruce [1989-1999] (Ashuanipi Wish, trk#7, 1995, Black Spruce Music, Labrador City, Labrador, produced by Nando Speranza).

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