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Treasured Memories (Wayne S Morgan) video
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My mind often wanders back
to times when I was a lad,
I could see all the trap skiffs
as they entered the cove in the fog;
The wind from the northeast sometimes
whipped the bay in a gale,
When the longliners hauled up
the crab pots they used the old sail.

Now, my father he fished with
Jack Efford for so many years,
Quite often they came in with
little after hauling the gear;
But there was times when the water
would roll right in o'er the stem,
And the men had a full load of fish
and were on the way in.

Those days in the harbour
are ones I'll never forget,
Though I'm gettin' older,
the memories are still with me yet;
I'm a proud Newfoundlander and
I feel that pride when I say,
My heart's on this island and
it just can't be carried away.

Now, my dad raised a family and
God knows he never complained,
But there was times when seven small
children caused heartache and pain;
My mom cooked the meals and my
sisters they stood by her side,
While dad often looked on I know
his big heart filled with pride.

Sometimes I see Ira and me
as we ran down the road,
Uncle Henry or Edgar were
on their way in with a load;
They tied up in Ship Cove
just about every straight day,
While they pronged up the cod fish,
the men they would clear them away.

They say there's something
to gain from life that's gone by,
And those old treasured memories
they oft bring a tear to my eye;
And I know there are others that
are out there just like me,
Who cherish those days in the harbour
they spent by the sea.

Those days in the harbour
are ones I'll never forget,
Though I'm gettin' older,
the memories are still with me yet;
I'm a proud Newfoundlander and
I feel that pride when I say,
My heart's on this island and
it just can't be carried away.
My heart's on this island and
it just can't be carried away.

####.... Wayne S Morgan ....####
This original song was written and recorded by Wayne S Morgan of Port de Grave, NL (Breakaway, trk#4, 2002, recorded and mixed by Kevin Collins at Sawyer Hill Productions, Placentia, NL, published and distributed by Wayne S Morgan).

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From the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:
Longliner - vessel that sets [gill] nets which fish swim into rather than dragging nets as trawlers do.
Pronged - transfered (fish) from one place to another with a long-handled, tined implement.
Stem - bow of a vessel or sled.
Trap Skiff - large undecked fishing boat, propelled by oar, small sail or engine and used in the coastal fishery to set and haul nets, especially cod traps.

Note: Ship Cove is located approximately 20.6 km (12.8 mi) south of Placentia, NL.



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