#02966
Goodbye To You (Roustabout)

So, goodbye to you, my one true love,
Maybe another place, another time;
The Fort McMurray tar pits... are calling me,
And I've got to leave ol' Newfoundland behind.

I've been up here in the tar pits for thirteen months,
And the money, like the liquor, is flowing free;
But my memory is helpless, it keeps goin' home,
To the place I left behind and long to see.

When it was... goodbye to you, my one true love,
Maybe another place, another time;
The Fort McMurray tar pits... are calling me,
And I've got to leave ol' Newfoundland behind.

That big old silver bird,
it brings 'em, searchin' for a dream,
While those of us who know... search for the strand;
And the smell of salty traces
in the air that's clean and pure,
And the road that leads us back to Newfoundland.

So it's... hello to you, my one true love,
This is the other place, the other time;
The Fort McMurray tar pits... are behind me now,
And I'm comin' home to you, for good this time.

So it's... hello to you, my one true love,
This is the other place, the other time;
The Fort McMurray tar pits... are behind me now,
And I'm comin' home to you, for good this time.
And I'm comin' home to you, for good this time.

####.... Robert Starkes ©2010 Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All Rights Reserved ....####
Recorded by Roustabout of LaScie, NL (All Roads Lead To The Sea, trk#10, 2010, Independent, recorded at Sweet Music Studios, Springdale, NL).

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From Wikipedia
Fort McMurray Tar Pits - (also known as the Athabasca tar sands) are large deposits of bitumen, or extremely heavy crude oil, located in northeastern Alberta, Canada - roughly centred around the boomtown of Fort McMurray. These oil sands, hosted in the McMurray Formation, consist of a mixture of crude bitumen (a semi-solid form of crude oil), silica sand, clay minerals, and water. The Athabasca deposit is the largest reservoir of crude bitumen in the world and the largest of three major oil sands deposits in Alberta, along with the nearby Peace River and Cold Lake deposits. Together, these oil sand deposits lie under 141,000 square kilometres (54,000 sq mi) of sparsely populated boreal forest and muskeg (peat bogs) and contain about 1.7 trillion barrels of bitumen in-place, comparable in magnitude to the world's total proven reserves of conventional petroleum.

From Princeton University's WordNet Search: Strand - poetic term for a shore (as the area periodically covered and uncovered by the tides).



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