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Milltown (Brad and Brandon Rideout) video
#2232: YouTube video by lowkeyb1
©2012 ~ Used with permission ~

Never grew up in New York City
around the faceless and unaware,
Wasn't lost in crowds of people
or found down in Times Square;
Spent my days out on the water
and my nights down on the docks,
While my grandpa played the squeezebox
and my grandma knitted socks.

I knew I'd leave this place some day,
search for big and better things,
Said, I'm movin' to a city,
see what this life will bring;
All I found were crowds of people
and I knew this wasn't me,
This crazy, fast-paced life
is not where I wanna be.

So, I'm goin' back to Milltown
to hear that whistle blow,
Yeah, I'll take a walk by broadway,
there's sure to be a show;
Yeah, I'm goin' back to Milltown
to see who I can find,
I'll find old friends and make new ones,
it's sure to be a time.

I'll go see Uncle John,
he's been alone now seven years,
We'll chat about Aunt Sarah,
about the good times and the tears;
The boys will shout out for me,
they haven't changed, it's been so long,
With a bottle of rum around the kitchen,
we'll joke and sing some songs.

We'll dance from pub to pub,
walk by Sheila on the corner,
Patty'll have us laughin',
watchin' ol' Jack try to court her;
Down the street a band is playin',
we can hear that fiddle cryin',
Let's sit at the bar and get a pint -
next round's on me, me I'm buyin'.

So, I'm goin' back to Milltown
to hear that whistle blow,
Yeah, I'll take a walk by broadway,
there's sure to be a show;
Yeah, I'm goin' back to Milltown
to see who I can find,
I'll find old friends and make new ones,
it's sure to be a time.

[Spoken] If you think that's good,
you should hear me brudder.

####.... Brandon Rideout from Pasadena, NL ©2012 ....####
Recorded on YouTube by Brad and Brandon Rideout.

From The Canadian Encyclopedia:
Corner Brook - In 1923 the Newfoundland Power and Paper Co, in association with the British Armstrong, Whitworth and Co, was formed. By 1925 the company had constructed a wholly company-owned and planned townsite, a large pulp and newsprint paper mill, and a power plant at nearby Deer Lake. In 1938 the mill became the property of the British Bowater-Lloyd firm. The Bowater pulp and paper mill made Corner Brook one of the most prosperous cities in Atlantic Canada. The announcement that the company was leaving Newfoundland at the end of 1984 left the city's future in grave doubt, but the mill was sold to Kruger Inc and became known as Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Ltd.



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