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The Shores of Newfoundland (Padraig Grimes) video
#314: YouTube video by Padraig Grimes
©2017 ~ Used with permission ~

It was in the year 1827,
On the Jubilee we set sail,
From Galway town to New York City,
Knowing we would not return again;
With heavy hearts we weighed anchor,
For forty days far from the land,
Far from our homes, little knowing,
Of the shores of Newfoundland.

We had Jimmy Crockwell, he's from Galway,
Tired of living life on the run,
And Matt McCarthy from outside Wexford,
Proudly stands with his wife and son;
And Charlie Nash and young John Wade,
If I told them now they wouldn't understand,
They're future lay, cod fishing,
Off the shores of Newfoundland.

Oh the shores of Newfoundland,
Oh the shores of Newfoundland.

For thirty days we danced the waves,
Not knowing at times if it was night or day,
Then a storm it broke, the bow sunk lower,
Cabin boy began to pray;
Off in the distance land was sighted,
We steered a course, that was the plan,
We found safe harbour and dropped anchor,
There on the shores of Newfoundland.

Oh the shores of Newfoundland,
Oh the shores of Newfoundland.

"Sound the ship," our captain cried,
For three days there we did shelter and,
To pass the time we rowed the dingy,
And walked the shores of this new land;
When our ship set sail for New York harbour,
It had clear sailing for the city grand,
But many stayed, myself included,
Here on the shores of Newfoundland.

Oh the shores of Newfoundland,
Oh the shores of Newfoundland.

It was in the year 1827,
It's fifty years since I first did stand,
Where I lived and loved, and raised a family,
Here on the shores of this great land;
They say life's journey is a game of chance,
You make with that what e'er you can,
But I bless the day our ship took shelter,
Here on the shores of Newfoundland.

Oh the shores of Newfoundland,
Oh the shores of Newfoundland;
Oh the shores of Newfoundland,
Oh the shores of Newfoundland.

####.... Padraig Grimes of Castlebar, Ireland ....####
The video above is from a live performance on YouTube by Padraig Grimes of Castlebar, Ireland.


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