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Lyr Req: Nova Scotia's Beckoning Shores

GUEST,Beverly White 28 Jun 08 - 04:44 AM
Beer 28 Jun 08 - 10:14 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 29 Jun 08 - 10:14 PM
Bee 30 Jun 08 - 11:38 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 30 Jun 08 - 07:35 PM
GUEST 01 Jul 08 - 05:08 PM
GUEST,Merle 18 Nov 08 - 07:21 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: East Coast Welcoming Shores lyrics
From: GUEST,Beverly White
Date: 28 Jun 08 - 04:44 AM

Hi all,

I am looking for the name of the song that has the following line in it (or something close to it):

"I hope and I pray, that maybe someday, I'll come back to her welcoming shores".

It is a song about Nova Scotia, Canada. I would love to know the title, artist who popularized it, and the lyrics.

A group at the Nova Scotia International Tattoo performed it for our group and I have been hunting for the title ever since.

Thanks,

Bev


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: East Coast Welcoming Shores lyrics
From: Beer
Date: 28 Jun 08 - 10:14 PM

I wish I could help. I'm from down East but this one has me stumped as well. I know that George Seto could help for sure as well as Bee and Sandy. Why don't you join up and you could send them a message.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: East Coast Welcoming Shores lyrics
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 10:14 PM

"I hope and I pray, that maybe someday, I'll come back to her welcoming shores" is a sentiment that would be in a number of songs.

Do you remember WHEN it was, or who the group was? I see mention of the Tattoo so it might have been a song sung by the massed choir.

Do you remember anything else about the song, Bev?

Thanks for the vote of confidence, Adrien!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: East Coast Welcoming Shores lyrics
From: Bee
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 11:38 AM

Sorry, I'm also drawing a blank. However, videos of the Nova Scotia Tattoo are made for sale yearly, including much of the music. If you can find someone who is a Tattoo-ophile and has collected these, you may be able to track down song and artist.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: East Coast Welcoming Shores lyrics
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 07:35 PM

I'm trying to check with some of my friends who have performed in the choir as I suspect it is the massed choir.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: East Coast Welcoming Shores lyrics
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Jul 08 - 05:08 PM

Unfortunetely, it wasn't performed in the Tattoo itself. It was performed by a ukelele group from BC after the show as a farewell and thank you to my group.

I cannot recall much more about the song other than the line in the original post, but I would know it if I heard the tune.

Thanks for trying!


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Subject: Lyr Add: NOVA SCOTIA'S BECKONING SHORES (J Thomas)
From: GUEST,Merle
Date: 18 Nov 08 - 07:21 PM

The Langley Ukulele Ensemble performed it while at the Tattoo in 2007, but it was one of the Tattoo's themes in 2008.
The song's writer is Jamie Thomas. He's a teacher in Langley, BC and wrote this song in honour of his beloved Nova Scotia.


NOVA SCOTIA'S BECKONING SHORES
by Jamie Thomas

CHORUS:
C       G7             A-                C    F       G7       C F C
Nova Scotia your mystery reigns on - now as ever before
A-                            F      
Capturing all of your sons and your daughters
       D-                               G7
And tying our hearts to your shores
C                G7          A-            C             F             G7                C F C
Bringing us dreams of people and scenes, and motionless seagulls that soar
       F             G7          E7             A-      F             G7             C
And making us pray that we will one day return to your beckoning shores

        C                                              E-
        Down in Mahone Bay where boats reflect sun rays
             F                                              D-
        Beneath the fine homes on the hill
        F                                           C                 D7                                G7
        Three steeples reach for the heavens above, Christening the skies that they fill
                   C                            E-                                  F                              D-
        The Bay of Fundy tide makes all the water hide far from Blomiden's view
                   F                   G7          E7       A-          F                         G7
        The powers that bring the water again Shall bring me back one day to:

                CHORUS

                C                                           E-
        In Neil's Harbour they say that Heaven's not far away
                      F                                     D-
        And some think they're already there
                           F                                        C                                      D7                         G7
        With beaches and mountains and long wooded trails And the smell of the sea in the air
        C                                        E-                             F                               D-
        Out on the Gulf Shore as bonfire flames soar, three provinces in our view lay
                         F                   G7             E7          A-                  F                         G7
        And the sunsets that glow on the farmland below Shall bring me back one day to:
        

                CHORUS


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