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Lyr Add: Shores of Newfoundland (Kieran Wade)

GUEST,Justin Curt Lockman 08 Jul 09 - 08:38 AM
GUEST,Terry Larkin 14 Jul 09 - 05:31 AM
GUEST,Jimmy Mac 08 Nov 09 - 12:04 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: SHORES OF NEWFOUNDLAND (Kieran Wade)
From: GUEST,Justin Curt Lockman
Date: 08 Jul 09 - 08:38 AM

SHORES OF NEWFOUNDLAND
(Kieran Wade)

We are the Irish fishermen who work out on the deep
Through the storms and winter gales
Trying to make a living pulling codfish from the sea
And hunting for the big black whale

We work out on the Grand Banks in the sun and wind and rain
Two thousand miles from our own land
To fill our holds with salt fish before heading back again
From the shores of Newfoundland

Ah, but nine long months away from no man on board can bear
It's a loneliness too hard to stand
We're gathering up our families and we're going to settle here
On the shores of Newfoundland

CHORUS
And we brought our stories and we brought along our songs
To warm us in the winter cold
And we wont forget our history, boys, nor forget where we came from
Through all the trials that time will bring through the years as we grow old

The English guns have brought our troubled country to despair
And rule it with an iron hand
We seek out some safe harbor and forget about our cares
On the shores of Newfoundland

The seas are full of codfish and woods are full of deer
There's a peace that's hard to understand
We'll take our chance of not being caught and make our home right
On the shores of Newfoundland

CHORUS

We are the Irish fishermen who work out on the deep
And it's here we'll make our stand
We're going to make a living pulling codfish from the sea
On the shores of Newfoundland

On the shores of Newfoundland



Recorded on TIP Splinter's A Living Tradition (1993) and apparently re-released as the first track of Kieran Wade's Across the Western Ocean (2009). I heard this song on the radio more than ten years ago and have been searching ever since without result for a copy of the TIP Splinter CD. I was delighted to discover that Kieran Wade (former member of TIP Splinter) had re-recorded or re-released this song on his new CD. The lyrics are transcribed from listening to the song; the downside of buying tracks and albums digitally is the lack of liner notes.

JCL


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Shores of Newfoundland (Kieran Wade)
From: GUEST,Terry Larkin
Date: 14 Jul 09 - 05:31 AM

Galway singer Sean Keane has recorded The Shores of Newfoundland, as well as a number of other songs written by Kieran Wade, on his latest CD "The Irish Scattering". Sean is a brother of Dolores Keane and a nephew of the late Rita Keane of the well-known Keane family from Caherlistrane, Co. Galway.
I know you can get more info at www.seankeane.com and www.kieranwade.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Shores of Newfoundland (Kieran Wade)
From: GUEST,Jimmy Mac
Date: 08 Nov 09 - 12:04 PM

You can see Tip Splinter doing this song in Toronto here;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUZ0AERZU1M


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