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Song for Newfoundland

Before I get to the details of our trip, I must post this song for Valerie (I found the video on youtube, so not my own photos). One afternoon, she and her daughter K and I took a boat tour of Western Brook Pond (I'll post details later) and toward the end of the tour, the guide played some traditional Newfoundland tunes. When this song came on, Valerie sang along and her love for her home province poured out through her lovely voice...it was beautiful to hear. My soul soared from sharing her joy and, in that moment, I felt such an amazing connection to this wondrous province. As we were saying our goodbyes Saturday morning and getting ready to leave, Mark (Val's husband) said: "see you here next year"...yes indeed, my friends, I look forward to many more shared times together in this wonderful place! ♥


Lyrics:

SONG FOR NEWFOUNDLAND
by Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers

Chorus:
She's a rocky isle in the ocean
And she's pounded by wind from the sea
You might think that she's rugged and cold
But she's home sweet home to me.

She's bordered by inlets, tickles and sounds
Reaches by coves and by bays
She soothes your vision and you sail round her shores
With a mixture of greens, browns and grays.

And the houses lie scattered among the rocks in the cove
Trimmed with orange, green, yellow and blue
In Twillingate, Fogo and Little Hearts' Ease
Fortune, Trout River, Fermeuse.

Chorus:
She's a rocky isle in the ocean
And she's pounded by wind from the sea
You might think that she's rugged and cold
But she's home sweet home to me.

Been tortured for centuries her stories untold
She struggled with fortunes unknown
Laid bare by the glaciers as they scraped her to the bone
Taking soil to make Grand Bank shoals.

She's been battered for eons by the cold biting winds
Chewing rocks to soft beaches of sand
And carving her face and giving us a place
That we know call Newfoundland.

Chorus:
She's a rocky isle in the ocean
And she's pounded by wind from the sea
You might think that she's rugged and cold
But she's home sweet home to me.

The ocean surrounds her, it gives and it takes
Like shepherd, lion and lamb
The pounding and grinding is a constant reminding
Of the forces that follow the town

From the fury of a blizzard on a cold winter's night
To the quiet of a warm summer's day
All hardships forgotten, old debts are repaid
With a day on a quiet peaceful bay.

Chorus:
She's a rocky isle in the ocean
And she's pounded by wind from the sea
You might think that she's rugged and cold
But she's home sweet home to me.

She's a rocky isle in the ocean
And she's pounded by wind from the sea
You might think that she's rugged and cold
But she's home sweet home to me.

Boy's she's home sweet home to me.

Comments (6)

Welcome home! What a beautiful song. Glad to hear that you had such a great time - looking forward to hearing more!

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Anne, welcome back! That's a really cute song and the visuals are very beautiful. I'm looking forward to hearing about your experiences and seeing some of your photos of your wonderful trip.

Have a great day today!

Anne:

Thanks Annie and Kathy! It is good to be home and see my darling Sara...on the other hand, is any vacation ever long enough?!

I love this song too, especially since it will forever remind me of my friend. I just added a note above that the photos in the video are not mine...I found the video on youtube. But not to worry, I have TONS of my own images to share!!

Thinking I will post a separate entry for each day instead of trying to capture the whole trip in one summary entry...but will see how it goes once I get started.

sandrac:

Great song, Newfoundland really is so beautiful and such an interesting history.

Welcome home!

Anne,

Welcome home! It sounds like you had a great time, can't wait to hear more about it and see more photos.
The song is beautiful!

Anne:

Sandra & Candi - thanks, we had a fabulous time!! The new profile photo on my main page is me on the rocks in Little Harbour, Twillingate. More to follow :)

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