MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada

The Girls of Newfoundland

John Molloy NFLD 2 Tape 16A Track 5
St. Shott's Audio:
Ballad

There's a girl in St. John's city I’m going now to see
No fellow in the reg'ments do know her only me
She cried so when I left her I thought she'd break her heart
But if we ever meet again we never more shall part

She’s the sweetest rose in summer a soldier ever knew
Her eyes are like the diamonds that sparkle like the dew
You may talk about your Scottish girls from Boston o'er the strand
But there's none of them are any like the girls of Newfoundland

And now I’m going to leave her for soon I’ll have to go
For soon I will be sailing to fight the German foe
And if I die in battle where shot and shells do roar
There is one brave girl who thinks on me on Terra' Nova's shore

And all the boys that's in our ranks from Terra Nova’s shore
Have the spirit of their fathers all in the days of yore
Who fought whilst at Sebastopol and more at Waterloo
And now young sons take up your guns and see what we can do

(Speaks) Now sir there’s a couple of verses in that l missed, too.


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