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Newfoundland (Padraig Grimes) video
#781 YouTube video by tillyireland
©2013 ~ Used with permission ~

For far too long we've struggled
in our own land,
But don't you worry, darling,
I've got a plan;
I've heard stories of a great
new world many miles away,
Where we can start again,
my love, and find a better day.

Take my hand, oh, put your faith in me,
Take my hand, and we'll sail across the sea;
Take my hand,
now we're sailing west and free,
To the place where we will proudly stand,
Our new home Newfoundland.

I've heard stories of the bounties
there gained from the sea,
Where the fish are more than plentiful,
now that's the place for me;
And the people who have gone before,
they prosper and they grow,
Will welcome us with open arms
and open hearts, I know.

Take my hand, oh, put your faith in me,
Take my hand, and we'll sail across the sea;
Take my hand,
oh, we're sailing west and free,
To the place we will proudly stand,
Our new home Newfoundland.

Well, it's been five years,
we're settled now in this fine place,
The harmony, the peace,
the beauty and the grace;
And our little family,
it grows and finds its way,
It's on the coast of Newfoundland,
we found a better day.

Take my hand, oh, put your faith in me,
Take my hand, and we'll sail across the sea;
Take my hand,
now we're sailing west and free,
To a place we will proudly stand,
Our new home Newfoundland.

From the straits of Belle Isle
to the Gulf of St Lawrence,
All the way down past the lights of St John's,
From the town of Corner Brook,
to the Grand Banks that feed us,
This is our home now, it's where we belong.

So take my hand, oh, put your faith in me,
Take my hand, and we'll sail across the sea;
Take my hand,
now we're sailing west and free,
To a place we will proudly stand,
Our new home Newfoundland.

Take my hand, oh, put your faith in me,
Take my hand, and we'll sail across the sea;
Take my hand,
now we're sailing west and free,
To a place we will proudly stand,
Our new home Newfoundland.
Our new home Newfoundland.
Home sweet home Newfoundland.

####.... Padraig Grimes of Castlebar, Ireland ©2013. All Rights Reserved ....####
Padraig Grimes wrote of this song:
I have always been fascinated and intrigued with Newfoundland, although I have never been to that part of the world. There is something so natural and beautiful about it all. I wrote this song in tribute to all the Irish people who sailed across the ocean to start a new life in Newfoundland. Tradition lives on there, in particular the love of music, which is fantastic and long may it last. Maybe someday I might get to visit, who knows?

The video above features Padraig Grimes performing his song Newfoundland.



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