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A Newfie Boy (Kenny Petitpas) video
#1994: YouTube video by encorral
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

I wish I was a Newfie boy,
I'd sing a Newfie song,
I'd sail out in the harbour on
a schooner sleek and long;
I'd wear a big sou'wester,
it's a dream I've had so long,
I wish I was a Newfie boy
singing a Newfie song.

I was born in old Cape Breton,
a place not far away,
I could get on board a ferry boat
and I'd be on my way;
Then I'd see the rugged coastline
and I'd bring my old squeezebox along,
And I would be a Newfie boy
singing a Newfie song.

I'd travel around the countryside
to places near and far,
And I'd have me a drink of Newfie Screech
somewhere in a Newfie bar;
And I'd get to know the people there,
they all seem to get along,
And I'd take my old guitar out
and sing them a Newfie song.

I wish I was a Newfie boy,
I'd sing a Newfie song,
I'd sail out in the harbour on
a schooner sleek and long;
I'd wear a big sou'wester,
it's a dream I've had so long,
I wish I was a Newfie boy
singing a Newfie song.

Well, I'm still here on the other side,
just living day to day,
And dreaming of the rocky shore
that I long to see some day;
Well, I know I'll have to settle here
and try to get along,
I guess I'll just be a Cape Breton boy
singing a Newfie song.
Guess I'll always just be a Cape Breton boy
singing a Newfie song.

####.... Kenny Petitpas of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia ©2009 ....####
From the Dictionary Of Newfoundland English:
Screech - popular name for a variety of cheap, dark Demerara rum bottled in Newfoundland; trade-name of a type of rum marketed with the label Screech.
Sou'wester - fisherman's waterproof hat with a broad brim, elongated and sloping at the back, with side flaps tied under the chin; also south-wester, southwester, cape ann, lincoln, oil hat.



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