#03332
Thank God We're Surrounded By Water
(Dick Nolan) video
See also: Thank God We're Surrounded By Water
(Joan Morrissey)
#2046: YouTube video by quickaccent2006
©2012 ~ Used with permission ~

I'll sing you a song about Newfoundland dear,
We haven't got money nor riches to spare;
But we should be thankful for one small affair,
Thank God we're surrounded by water.

The sea, oh the sea, the wonderful sea,
Long may she roam between nations and me;
And everyone here should go down on one knee,
Thank God we're surrounded by water.

The French in Quebec want a separate state,
Along with our own Labrador, just you wait;
They're down to Bell Isle
but they can't walk the Strait,
Thank God we're surrounded by water.

The sea, oh the sea, the wonderful sea,
Long may she roam between nations and me;
And everyone here should go down on one knee,
Thank God we're surrounded by water.

My mother-in-law wrote from Boston, the dear,
She wanted to visit for our Come Home Year;
The Carson was full with no planes in the air,
Thank God we're surrounded by water.

The sea, oh the sea, the wonderful sea,
Long may she roam between nations and me;
And everyone here should go down on one knee,
Thank God we're surrounded by water.

Some visitors tasted our Newfoundland screech,
Tipped up the old bottle, drank six ounces each;
They let out a yell as they ran for the beach,
Thank God we're surrounded by water.

The sea, oh the sea, the wonderful sea,
Long may she roam between nations and me;
And everyone here should go down on one knee,
Thank God we're surrounded by water.

Now Joey is God, say the Liberal bunch,
One day on the harbour he stepped after lunch;
But he couldn't manage the Galilee stunt,
Thank God we're surrounded by water.

The sea, oh the sea, the wonderful sea,
Long may she roam between nations and me;
And everyone here should go down on one knee,
Thank God we're surrounded by water.

Now Betsy Jane Kemp took her horse for a ride,
Ripped up her old bloomers all down the left side;
She hid them away on the beach at low tide,
Thank God we're surrounded by water.

The sea, oh the sea, the wonderful sea,
Long may she roam between nations and me;
And everyone here should go down on one knee,
Thank God we're surrounded by water.
Thank God we're surrounded by water.

####.... Tom Cahill ....####
This variant was arranged and recorded by Dick Nolan (Home Again This Year, trk#9, 1973 LP, RCA Records, Toronto, Ontario, produced by Jack Feeney and recorded at Audio Atlantic Studios, Halifax, Nova Scotia); and (The Best Of Dick Nolan, trk#15, 2005 CD, Sony BMG, Toronto, Ontario, re-issue producer Andrew Lindsey).

See more songs by Dick Nolan.

A variant was also recorded by Jean Pardy from Bonavista, NL (Let It Shine, trk#8, 1974 LP, Marathon Music Incorporated, Toronto, Ontario, produced by Doug Taylor and recorded at Thunder Sound, Toronto, Ontario).

A variant was recorded by Ray Broderick from Freshwater and Victoria, NL (The True Newfoundlander, trk#9, 1974 LP, Buckshot Records, Toronto, Ontario, produced by Wally Pynn and recorded at Echo Studios, St John's, NL

Chuck Simms from Grand Bank, Burin Peninsula also recorded a variant (More Than Yesterday, trk#7, 2000 Cassette, recorded at Stan Young's Studio, Toronto, Ontario, and independently produced.

A variant was also recorded by the Government Rams (Good Work - If You Can Get It! trk#7, 2001 CD, produced by Chris Andrews, St John's, NL).

And a variant was recorded by Shanneyganock (Fling Out The Flag trk#10, 2006 CD, produced by Bob Hallett for Shanneyganock, Logy Bay, NL).


See more songs by Shanneyganock.

A variant was recorded as Thank God We're Surrounded By Water by Joan Morrissey (Home Brew, trk#2, 1973, Marathon Music Inc, Toronto, ON).

See more songs by Joan Morrissey.

Joseph R (Joey) Smallwood [1900-1991] - first premier of Newfoundland, 1949-1972, representing the Liberal Party.

MV William Carson - The William Carson sailed from North Sydney, Nova Scotia, to Argentia, NL, and Port-aux-Basques, NL, and was later switched to the Lewisporte to Goose Bay (Labrador) run. She sank on June 3, 1977, off the Labrador coast while navigating in ice eight to nine feet thick. The wreck lies in deep water. The exact cause was never determined. There was a theory that some repairs had not been completed properly; she may have hit a small arctic iceberg trapped in the softer pack ice. There were 109 crew and 29 passengers on the ship with no loss of life.
- Harry Dodsworth, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - af877@freenet.carleton.ca



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