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Twillingate Island (Labrador Black Spruce) video
Twillingate Island (I'm Coming Home)
#2313: YouTube video by newlabboy
©2007 ~ Used with permission ~

It's pretty to be on Twillingate Island,
On our Newfoundland coast in the month of July;
To walk along Wild Cove, overlooking Burnt Island,
And to fish in the sun, neath the clear blue sky.

Fogo and Twillingate, I'm coming home,
Fogo and Twillingate, I'm coming home.

Oh, why did I leave home
for this Labrador northland,
Where it's snowy and cold,
and I get no salt air;
And it's now that I'm thinking,
I'd be better off fishing,
Than breaking my back,
'cause I'm sure no one cares.

Fogo and Twillingate, I'm coming home,
Fogo and Twillingate, I'm coming home.

And then there's that young girl
on Twillingate Island,
I know in my heart that
I love her right well;
And when I got to working
far away from the Island,
My heart still aches
in a hometown Durrell.

Fogo and Twillingate, I'm coming home,
Fogo and Twillingate, I'm coming home.

So, come along home, boys,
through the roads to the Island,
Across Dildo Run or along Friday's Bay;
Come if you're from Fairbanks,
or you're from Moreton Harbour,
Or your home is in Fogo,
down in Notre Dame Bay.

Fogo and Twillingate, I'm coming home,
Fogo and Twillingate, I'm coming home.

Fogo and Twillingate, I'm coming home,
Fogo and Twillingate, I'm coming home.

####.... Willie Arsenault ....####
Recorded by Labrador Black Spruce [1989-1999] (Love Of The Land, trk# 6, 1992 Cassette, Black Spruce Music, Labrador City, NL, recorded at Studio F, CBC Radio, St John's, NL, produced by Glen Tilly and engineered by Terry Winsor).

See more songs by Labrador Black Spruce.

From Wikipedia:
Fogo Island - largest of the offshore islands of Newfoundland and Labrador, it lies off the northeast coast of Newfoundland, northwest of Musgrave Harbour across Hamilton Sound, just east of Change Islands. The island is about 25 km long and 14 km wide. The total area is 237.71 sq km (91.78 sq mi). The island had a population of 2,395 people in the 2011 census. In that year, the towns of Fogo, Joe Batt's Arm-Barr'd Islands-Shoal Bay, Seldom-Little Seldom and Tilting, and a portion of the Fogo Island Region amalgamated to form the Town of Fogo Island.
Twillingate - town of ~2,269 people located on the Twillingate Islands (Toulinquet) in Notre Dame Bay. It is located off the northeastern shore of the island of Newfoundland and was incorporated in 1965. The town is about 100 kilometres (62 mi) north of Lewisporte and Gander, and includes such localities as Back Harbour, Bayview, Durrell, Gillard's Cove, Jenkins Cove, Manuel's Cove, and Wild Cove. Twillingate is found at the mouth of the Exploits River where it flows into Notre Dame Bay. The islands provide an excellent sheltered harbour and easy access to the rich fishing grounds nearby. In recent years, a causeway named after Walter B Elliot was built, which connects it to the mainland via New World Island. Labeled as The Iceberg Capital of the World, the town is one of the oldest ports on the island. It was an historic fishing community, but because of the decline of the fishing industry, its economy now relies more on tourism.
Dildo Run Provincial Park - provincial park located on New World Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It was opened to the public in 1967. The nearest major town is Twillingate. There are 55 campsites, each with a picnic table, fireplace, garbage can, and room for a vehicle. Fifteen picnic sites offer a view of the ocean. There is also a 1.3 km hiking trail through the forest.
Durrell - community on the southern island of Twillingate. The town is located off Route 340, named Durrell Street. It is a part of the Town of Twillingate.
Fairbanks-Hillgrade - designated place on New World Island in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It consists of the unincorporated villages of Fairbanks, Tilt Cove and Hillgrade, and had a population of 257 in the Canada 2006 Census. The communities are situated along Route 340. From the north, Hillgrade consists of several residences along the main highway route as well as two streets that branch off from that route, the sole business being a lobster pool. Slightly further south, most of Fairbanks is located off the main highway but several residences are located there as the highway speed limit drops from 80 km/h to 50 km/h.
Moreton's Harbour - community located on New World Island in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The community, sometimes written as Morton's and occasionally as Morteon's, is referenced in the chorus of the folk song, I's the B'y, with the lines Fogo, Twillingate, Moreton's Harbour, all around the circle. Around 4-6 hours from the capital, Moreton's Harbour has been minimally inhabited for over fifty years.



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