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Our Fathers Of Yesterday (David Blackmore) video
#1911: YouTube video by NLTreasure
©2014 ~ Used with permission ~

If our forefathers were here today,
The changes they would see;
They wouldn't see the old dories,
Out on the deep blue sea.
Fishing dories are a thing of the past,
A fading memory;
The days of our hard working fishermen,
Gone down in history.

Today when you go down on the dock,
This is what you'll find:
Older hands are sitting around,
As if they were lost in time.
They talk about the days gone by,
When they were in their prime;
Those days will never be back again,
But it'll never leave their mind.

And as I listen to the voices and the stories,
And what they had to say,
I can tell that life was really hard,
Way back in their day.
They can rest easy, their work is done,
There's a new wave out there today;
Let's never forget the fishermen,
Our fathers of yesterday.

They sit there all day and they watch the way,
Of a new, modern game;
Fishing to them and all that it was,
Never will be the same.
They had to work and they had to work hard,
Or move out of the way;
They were tough as steel like our new iron boats,
Our fathers of yesterday.

They told their stories over and over,
Each day from dusk till dark;
Laughter would roar among the men,
For they knew they had left their mark.
Out on the sea, happy as could be,
That's where they were found;
Just a man and his wit against nature's hard grip,
Out on the fishing ground.

And as I listen to the voices and the stories,
And what they had to say,
I can tell that life was really hard,
Way back in their day.
They can rest easy, their work is done,
There's a new wave out there today;
Let's never forget the fishermen,
Our fathers of yesterday.
Let's never forget the fishermen,
Our fathers of yesterday.

####.... David Blackmore of Port aux Basques, NL, and Halifax, Nova Scotia. ©2005. All rights reserved ....####
Recorded by David Blackmore (Dear Old Port Aux Basques, trk#12, 2007 CD, Independent).

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