#03221
Rebel Ship (Tarahan) video
#1978: YouTube video by Calvin Hussey
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

[Introduction by Major Peter Cashin,
London Delegation, 19 May 1947]:
"I say to you, that there is
in operation at the present time,
a conspiracy to sell,
and I use the word sell advisedly,
this country to the Dominion of Canada."

We fought in wars on foreign shores,
Till our fathers were forsaken;
Some still cry for those who lie,
Under the butcher's bloody apron;
Hamel on the Somme, at Gallipoli,
Only under Fleming's flag will we be truly free.

Raise your glass, [HEY!]
Hold your head up high;
Raise your hat and raise your soul,
Pink, White and Green will fly;
We'll be free, [HEY!]
To challenge any man;
We're on a rebel sailing ship,
The Republic of Newfoundland.

The year was 1949,
They gave our nation away,
For pension cheques and UI stamps,
And live today today;
Some stood by and watched the ballots fall,
No more wicked sisters,
no more Cinderella's ball,

Raise your glass, [HEY!]
Hold your head up high;
Raise your hat and raise your soul,
Pink, White and Green will fly;
We'll be free, [HEY!]
To challenge any man;
We're on a rebel sailing ship,
The Republic of Newfoundland.

It's been sixty years of Newfie jokes,
Sixty years of being broke,
Sixty years of blowing smoke
to foolish Newfoundlanders;
Sixty years of Smallwood dreams,
Sixty years of stupid schemes,
Only worked for them it seems.

So raise your glass, [HEY!]
Hold your head up high;
Raise your hat and raise your soul,
Pink, White and Green will fly;
We'll be free, [HEY!]
To challenge any man;
We're on a rebel sailing ship,
The Republic of Newfoundland.

Come Liberal, come Tory,
Come Cadillac, come dory;
Come Labrador, come Newfoundland,
It's here we make our stand;
The time now is right,
For us to stand and fight.
God guard thee Newfoundland.

Raise your glass, [HEY!]
Hold your head up high;
Raise your hat and raise your soul,
Pink, White and Green will fly;
We'll be free, [HEY!]
To challenge any man;
We're on a rebel sailing ship,
The Republic of Newfoundland.

Raise your glass, [HEY!]
Hold your head up high;
Raise your hat and raise your soul,
Pink, White and Green will fly;
We'll be free, [HEY!]
To challenge any man;
We're on a rebel sailing ship,
The Republic of Newfoundland.

####.... Noel Worthman of Tarahan ....####
Recorded by Tarahan, formerly known as Napper Tandy (Tarahan's Town, trk#1, 2009 CD, produced by Darrel Power and recorded at Stagehouse Studio, St Philips, NL

Note: Fleming's Flag - Newfoundland Tricolour. In 1900 historians Devine and O'Mara told that the concept of the flag was originated by Bishop Fleming in the mid-19th century as a symbolic gesture to quiet tensions between newly arriving Irish settlers and the existing Roman Catholic community in the St John's area. The 'Pink, White, And Green' or 'Republican Flag' of Newfoundland was in use from 1845 to 1949 at which time Newfoundland joined Confederation and became Canada's tenth province, Newfoundland and Labrador. The song, The Flag Of Newfoundland written by Roman Catholic Archbishop Michael F Howley in 1902 and proposed as an alternative national anthem to Sir Charles Cavendish Boyle's Ode to Newfoundland, is the first known reference to the "Pink, White and Green" flag as being the flag of Newfoundland and marks the first redesignation of the pink panel to represent the "rose of England".



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