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I Won't Be Coming Back (Gary O'Driscoll) video
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My father was a fisherman,
Likewise his father before;
But I'm bound away to earn my pay,
And I won't be coming back anymore.

I won't be coming back,
No, I won't be coming back,
No, I won't be coming back anymore.

The fishing was hard and the work was slow,
And the merchants wouldn't pay anymore;
So I headed down to Boston Town,
And I won't be coming back anymore.

I won't be coming back,
No, I won't be coming back,
No, I won't be coming back anymore.

Then they moved us away from our island,
And shifted us to the shore;
And to Labrador to dig iron ore,
And I won't be coming back anymore.

I won't be coming back,
No, I won't be coming back,
No, I won't be coming back anymore.

Well, I love my island dearly,
But I can't find work anymore;
So, like the rest I'm headed west,
And I won't be coming back anymore.

I won't be coming back,
No, I won't be coming back,
No, I won't be coming back anymore.

Well, I won't be coming back,
No, I won't be coming back,
No, I won't be coming back anymore.
Anymore, anymore....

####.... Gary O'Driscoll, 1993 Gabriel Award winning producer, folksinger, songwriter, and musician of Bay Bulls and St John's, NL, and Peterborough, Ontario ....####
The video above features Gary O'Driscoll in 1981 at the Fifth Annual Newfoundland Folk Festival in St John's performing his original folk song about people who have moved away from Newfoundland in search of work.

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