#03057
Time And Tide (Clayt Butt) video
#1679: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

From a time that is remembered
as our golden heritage,
The old folks hold the memories
and share them with our kids;
They tell of simple pleasures
off the ocean's yield so strong,
But now they're only fossils
of a golden age long gone.

They say the men from Newfoundland
who were brought up from the sea,
Who'll work till dusk and suffer such,
no one should ever see;
And all the pain was it all in vain,
I guess we'll never know,
We'll keep going on and sing our songs
and watch our families grow.

SPOKEN:
The young folks now are torn between
their culture and their needs,
How can you raise a family
on a raped and barren sea;
Most will leave for other shores
but a few will struggle on,
And light the torch, a beacon
for the ghosts of good times gone.

They say the men from Newfoundland
who were brought up from the sea,
Who'll work till dusk and suffer such,
no one should ever see;
And all the pain was it all in vain,
I guess we'll never know,
We'll keep going on and sing our songs
and watch our families grow.

Generations come and then they go,
the new one forges on,
Our future turns to history
even as I sing this song;
Time and tide they'll not abide,
they'll wait for us no more,
Oh, and then we'll finally see the light
on that strange, uncharted shore.

They say the men from Newfoundland
who were brought up from the sea,
Who'll work till dusk and suffer such,
no one should ever see;
And all the pain was it all in vain,
I guess we'll never know,
We'll keep going on and sing our songs
and watch our families grow.
We'll keep going on and sing our songs
and watch our families grow.

####.... Clayt Butt of Spaniard's Bay, NL ....####
Recorded by Clayt Butt (Time And Tide, trk#10, 1999 cassette, CEC 196).

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