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Tune Req: Saltwater Joys (Newfoundland)

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Subject: RE: Mudcat FAQ - Newcomer's Guide
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jun 16 - 01:01 PM

I'm looking for the Sheet Music for Newfoundland Song Saltwater Joys
for the accordion


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Subject: Sheet MusicNewfndlnd Song Saltwater Joys
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Jun 16 - 04:05 PM

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Subject: Lyr Add: SALTWATER JOYS (Wayne Chaulk)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Jul 16 - 01:00 AM

The GEST Website (click) is the best place in the world to find well-researched Newfoundland songs. I don't know where or if you'll find sheet music, but here are the lyrics. GEST has a video and chords and tablature, if they will help you.

SALTWATER JOYS
(Wayne Chaulk)

Just to wake up in the morning to the quiet of the cove,
And hear Aunt Bessie talking to herself;
And to hear poor Uncle John mumbling wishes to old Nell,
It made me feel like everything was fine.

I was born down by the water, it's here I'm gonna stay,
I've searched for all the reasons why I should go away;
But I haven't got the thirst for all those modern-day toys,
So, I'll just take my chances with those saltwater joys.

Following the little brook as it trickles to the shore,
In the autumn when the trees are flaming red;
Kicking leaves that fall around me, watching sunset paint the hills,
It's all I'll ever need to feel at home.

This island that we cling to has been handed down with pride,
By folks who fought to live here, taking hardships all in stride;
So I'll compliment her beauty, hold on to my goodbyes,
And I'll stay and take my chances with those saltwater joys.

How can I leave those mornings with the sunrise on the cove,
And the gulls like flies surrounding Clayton's wharf?
Platter's Island wrapped in rainbow in the evening after fog,
The ocean smells are perfume to my soul.

Some go to where the buildings reach to meet the clouds,
Where warm and gentle people turn to swarm in faceless crowds;
So I'll do without their riches, glamour and the noise,
And I'll stay and take my chances with those saltwater joys.

Some go to where the buildings reach to meet the clouds,
Where warm and gentle people turn to swarm in faceless crowds;
So I'll do without their riches, glamour and the noise,
And I'll stay and take my chances with those saltwater joys.

Recorded by Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers (Flatout, trk#9, 1990, produced by Ken Lawton, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL); and (Greatest Misses!, trk#12, 1999, Third Wave Productions Ltd, Gander, NL); and (The Serious Stuff, trk#20, 2001, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=EI_8pJYkChY


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Subject: RE: Sheet Music: Newfndlnd Song Saltwater Joys
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Jul 16 - 01:06 AM

And while we're at it, maybe you'd like to hear the Newfie Stomp!


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