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Tribute To Wabush (Labrador Black Spruce) video
#2361: YouTube video by newlabboy
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We live in the Northland
where there's frost and it snows,
Where the Northern Lights
they dance and they glow;
Where people work hard
to build up a town,
They came with their shovels
and dug up the ground.

We've been here for years
but the feeling's the same,
A tribute to those who gave Wabush its name;
This land has a beauty, its riches galore,
From the open pit mine they haul the iron ore.

There's been a lot of changes
since way back when,
The DC-3 flew in with the men;
The bunkhouse was full and the houses were few,
Hotel was the place where they went for a brew.

We've been here for years
but the feeling's the same,
A tribute to those who gave Wabush its name;
This land has a beauty, its riches galore,
From the open pit mine they haul the iron ore.

The men brought their families back to the north,
Houses were built till the churches were born;
A new way of life now had begun,
And Wabush became a town of its own.

We've been here for years
but the feeling's the same,
A tribute to those who gave Wabush its name;
This land has a beauty, its riches galore,
From the open pit mine they haul the iron ore.

We've been here for years
but the feeling's the same,
A tribute to those who gave Wabush its name;
This land has a beauty, its riches galore,
From the open pit mine they haul the iron ore.

####.... Ron Harvey and Sheilagh Harvey of the Iron City Ramblers ....####
Recorded by Labrador Black Spruce (Love Of The Land, trk#10, 1992 Cassette, Black Spruce Music, Labrador City, NL, recorded at CBC Radio and produced by Glen Tilley.)

See more songs by Labrador Black Spruce.

A variant was also recorded by the Iron City Ramblers (A Place We Call Home, trk#5, 2002 CD, Independent, Wabush, Labrador).

Note: A Place We Call Home was the theme song for the 2002 Come Home Year.

From Wikipedia: Wabush - small town in the western tip of Labrador, known for transportation and iron ore operations for 40 years (1967 to 2007). It is the twin community of Labrador City. At its peak population in the late 1970s, the region had a population of just over 22,000. Wabush's current population (2011) is 1,861. Most residents continue to work in the nearby mines: Wabush Mines and IOCC (Iron Ore Company of Canada). While remote, the town does contain modern amenities. There is a shopping center (which includes a post office, bank, women's department store, restaurant, bar, and a snowmobile store), a rec center (including a bowling alley, gymnasium, swimming pool, teen center, and a weight lifting room), ice arena, library, legion building that serves alcoholic beverages, furniture store, several playgrounds, school, church, two corner stores, and a hotel (which also includes a restaurant, barber shop, and bar). In nearby Labrador City, there is also a modern indoor shopping centre which includes a Walmart.



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