#03182
Cold Canadian Waters (The Flummies) video
See also: Island Of Newfoundland (Burt Cuff)
And also: Isle Of Newfoundland (Roy Payne)
And also: Isle Of Newfoundland (Dick Nolan)
And also: Isle Of Newfoundland
(Stompin' Tom Connors)
#1914: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

In the cold Canadian waters,
south down the coast from Maine,
There's an island called Newfoundland,
swept by snow, wind and rain;
On the island there's a village
with its customs and its ways,
The little town of Carmanville,
home of childhood days.

Those childhood days were something,
carefree all the time,
There's a girl in every story
and you know there's one in mine;
She broke my heart so often,
it stays a little sore,
That's the reason I left home
and can't go back no more.

Where the people make a living
on the land and on the sea,
There are people on that island
that mean the world to me;
I wish I had the power
to change the course of time,
And live again in Newfoundland,
home of childhood time.

SPOKEN:
I'd love to watch the sailboats
as they glide across the bay,
To see again the farmers
sow the seeds and cut the hay;
SUNG:
You see, the island has no strangers,
everybody is your friend,
The little isle of Newfoundland,
I'd love to see again.

Where the people make a living
on the land and on the sea,
There are people on that island
that mean the world to me;
I wish I had the power
to change the course of time,
And live again in Newfoundland,
home of childhood time.
And live again in Newfoundland,
home of childhood time.

####.... Burt Cuff (1966) ....####
Burt Cuff originally wrote this song in 1966 and recorded it in 1968 as Island Of Newfoundland.

This variant was arranged and recorded by The Flummies (The River, trk#3, 2010 CD, Kenamu Records, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL).


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