#03549
The Roaming ABCs (Shanneyganock) video
#2350: YouTube video by gdgest
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A is for the Avalon where this song does start,
B is for the boys and girls to the west who had to part;
C is for the casualties the sea takes every year,
D is for Danny Boy at the helm we shall not fear,
D is for Danny Boy at the helm we shall not fear.

E is for everywhere the Newfoundlanders roam,
F for the ferries that take them o'er the foam;
G is for the Grand Banks with their never ending storm,
H is for the heartbreak when some don't make it home,
H is for the heartbreak when some don't make it home.

I is for industry, let's hope we get a few,
J for the jobs, we hope that they come through;
K is for my kitchen where the grub it tastes so good,
L is for the land I love, I'd stay home if I could,
L is for the land I love, I'd stay home if I could.

M for the music that floats all through the air,
N the negative attitudes our culture sometimes bears;
O is for the ocean, let's hope our fish come back,
P is for the problems our new wealth will attract,
P is for the problems our new wealth will attract.

Q is for quintal, a word not heard each day,
R for the reins that pull us back this way;
S is for the saucy stuff that we're well known to say,
T is for the Townies and all hands 'round the Bay,
T is for the Townies and all hands 'round the Bay.

U for unemployed which I can be no more,
V is for our valleys that roll down to our shore;
W for the weather that makes us proud and strong,
X it stands for xylophone with no sense in this song,
X it stands for xylophone with no sense in this song.

Y is the question that we ask every year,
Is it our turn to go home or are we stuck up here?
Zed is for the zen I feel when I'm at home,
And this is the end of the ABCs of those who had to roam,
And this is the end of the ABCs of those who had to roam,
And this is the end of the ABCs of those who had to roam.

####.... Chris Andrews of Shanneyganock ....####
Recorded live by Mark Neary during Shanneyganock's performance at The Rock House (Live On George Street, trk#1, 2010 CD, Independent, Logy Bay, NL).

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