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Police Cars And Guns (Eddie Coffey) video
#1733: YouTube video by NLTreasure
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

For a while I lived in Halifax,
it was my port of call,
And in the early seventies
I moved to Montreal;
I was working on the lake boats,
so determined I should go,
And find a place there with
my friends up in Ontario.

I am a Newfoundlander and
I hails from Harbour Grace,
And because I loved the lake boats
thought Toronto was my place;
Where I found a wife and settled down
with a daughter and two sons,
Now it's ambulances, fire trucks,
police cars and guns.

Ambulances, fire trucks, police cars and guns,
On our streets and in our schools
and when the weekend comes;
In a neighbourhood I love so well
where the old Don River runs,
Ambulances, fire trucks, police cars and guns.

Our children are grown up and gone,
now we're happy just us two,
In our little home in the valley
north of Danforth Avenue;
And when I look through my window pane
as each day goes and comes,
It's ambulances, fire trucks, police cars and guns.

Ambulances, fire trucks, police cars and guns,
On our streets and in our schools
and when the weekend comes;
In a neighbourhood I love so well
where the old Don River runs,
Ambulances, fire trucks, police cars and guns.

Now I've been here for twenty years
and our children are all grown,
I'm finished on the lake boats
and this year I'm going home;
For the peaceful life there with my wife
in the city of St John's,
No ambulances, fire trucks, police cars and guns.

Ambulances, fire trucks, police cars and guns,
On our streets and in our schools
and when the weekend comes;
In a neighbourhood I love so well
where the old Don River runs,
Ambulances, fire trucks, police cars and guns.

####.... Eddie Coffey of Cuslett, Placentia Bay, NL ....####
Recorded by Eddie Coffey (Jack Of All Trades, trk#7, 1996 CD, RMS Recording and Productions, North York, Ontario).

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From Wikipedia:
Don River - one of two rivers bounding the original settled area of Toronto, Ontario, along the shore of Lake Ontario, the other being the Humber River to the west. The Don is formed from two rivers, the East and West Branches, that meet about 7 kilometres (4 miles) north of Lake Ontario while flowing southward into the lake. The area below the confluence is known as the lower Don, and the areas above as the upper Don. The Don is also joined at the confluence by a third major branch, Taylor-Massey Creek.



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