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The Ballad Of John Cabot (Bobby Evans) video
#1931: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
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Just about five hundred years ago,
A man set out to find new land;
King Henry said to him before he set sail,
"God speed," and he then shook his hand.

His little ship Matthew pushed on day and night,
And on day fifty-seven, it's said,
The lookout yelled down from the mast high above,
And said, "Skipper, there's land just ahead!"

Memories and legends time just can't erase,
Of a brave man named Cabot
who stands guard on the Cape;
From Bristol he sailed 'cross the deep ocean swell,
To discover this great land of ours,
an island he loved so well.

In history books' cues in King's Cove we have read,
Is where Cabot stepped down on the shore;
But on Cape Bonavista the banner was raised,
As the wind and the waves they did roar.

Memories and legends time just can't erase,
Of a brave man named Cabot
who stands guard on the Cape;
From Bristol he sailed 'cross the deep ocean swell,
To discover this great land of ours,
an island he loved so well.

In the year ninety-seven we'll all stand together,
To relive that eventful day;
The Matthew will sail out from England once more,
On a course bound for old Newfoundland.

We are a proud people, we're Newfoundland bred,
We stand where the seas crash to shore;
The seagull, the lighthouse, the foghorn it moans,
Where Cabot once stood on the shore,
this island the land we adore.
Yes, where Cabot once stood on the shore,
this island the land we adore.... HEY!

####.... Bobby Evans (Fred Rowsell), Margaret Rowsell, Lee Vaughn (Vaughn Rowsell) of Glovertown, NL ....####
Recorded by Bobby Evans (Songs Of The Island, trk#4, 1994 CD, Top Sound Recording, Ltd, Glovertown, NL, produced by Bobby Evans and Lee Vaughn, and recorded at Top Sound Recording Studio). Bobby Evans (Fred Rowsell) was born and raised in Glovertown; Margaret Rowsell is his wife; Lee Vaughn (Vaughn Rowsell) is his son.

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