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Lupins (Rita MacNeil) video
#1439: YouTube video by UISTMAN59
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The lupins are dead now,
But they did bloom well now,
And the vetch and the wild weeds,
That grow in your green fields.

And please God, if time's kind,
And there's still a Big Pond,
Oh, I'd love to come back here again.

Your Glengarry farmland,
That once was so grand now,
You'll only find traces,
Of the forgotten places.

And please God, if time's kind,
And there's still a Big Pond,
Oh, I'd love to come back here again.

Your overgrown driveway,
That leads off your highway,
To the landmark of my time,
When I was a young child.

And please God, if time's kind,
And there's still a Big Pond,
Oh, I'd love to come back here again.

And Jessie at noon time,
Oh, she'd have the tea on,
And I'd sit in her kitchen and I'd quietly listen,
To the talk of the going and coming of people.

And please God, if time's kind,
And there's still a Big Pond,
Oh, I'd love to come back here again.

The lupins are dead now,
But they did bloom well now,
And the vetch and the wild weeds,
That grow in your green fields.

And please God, if time's kind,
And there's still a Big Pond,
Oh, I'd love to come back here again.
Oh, I'd love to come back here again.

####.... Rita MacNeil [1944-2013] ....####
The video above features a recording by Rita MacNeil (Home I'll Be: Songs Of Home, trk#5, 2006, a remastered compilation of songs from Rita's catalogue in the theme of 'Home').

From Wikipedia:
Big Pond - community in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada on the south shore of Bras d'Or Lake. Big Pond is approximately in the center between the communities of St Peters and Sydney, Nova Scotia. The community produced award winning singers Rita MacNeil and Gordie Sampson. Quiet through the winter, with weekends punctuated by church functions, steak darts, potluck suppers, Big Pond plays host to hundreds of visitors and tourists in the summer months. The community is named after the larger of two ponds (actually enclosed lagoons) on the lake shore: Big Pond and Open Pond. The Mi'kmaq name for the location was "Naooktaboogooik" which roughly translates to "It stands alone".
Glengarry - community in Inverness County, Nova Scotia, which was established within the boundaries of the Northwestern District of Cape Breton Island.
Lupins - or lupines (US) are plants of the genus Lupinus in the legume family (Fabaceae). The genus comprises between 200 and 600 species, with major centers of diversity in South and western North America, and in the Mediterranean region and Africa The species are mostly herbaceous perennial plants 0.3-1.5 m (1-5 ft) tall, but some are annual plants and a few are shrubs up to 3 m (10 ft) tall. They have a characteristic and easily recognised leaf shape, with soft green to grey-green leaves which in many species bear silvery hairs, often densely so. The leaf blades are usually palmately divided into 5-28 leaflets or reduced to a single leaflet in a few species of the southeastern United States. The flowers are produced in dense or open whorls on an erect spike, each flower 1-2 cm long, with a typical peaflower shape with an upper 'standard' or 'banner', two lateral 'wings' and two lower petals fused as a 'keel'. Due to the flower shape, several species are known as bluebonnets or quaker bonnets. The fruit is a pod containing several seeds.



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