MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada
Youthful Memories
F. Sutton NFLD 2 Tape 7A Track 6
Trepassey Audio:
Ballad

LEACH: Alright.
SUTTON: (sings)an

By Pacific's waves I’m sighing for my homeland
I long to greet her healthful airs again
I pine though nature here in all her splendour
And majesty of beauty loves to reign.

The pine tree's luscious lead is waving o'er me
The sweet petals kiss my band
Though all is fair and bright in California
I dream of thee my country Newfoundland.

Refrain:
The sunset floods the golden gate with glory
The scent of orange groves is on the breeze
Yet the heart within me cries for my home 'neath northern skies
An island far away in other seas.

The friends l love and youthful memories call me
Their call my yearning soul cannot withstand
Take me back, oh take me back from California
To the hills, the dear old bills of Newfoundland.

The far off mountains lift in misty grandeur
The crests above the sunlit clouds ensue(?)
Glad night and stars new witchery shall lend them
Still l am thinking on a distant view.

When on the cliff above the blue Atlantic
With joyous heart l promised true to be
Oh there's no spot in gorgeous California
As dear as those wild, rugged cliffs to me.

Refrain:
The sunset floods the golden gate with glory
The scent of orange groves is on the breeze
Yet the heat within me cries for my home 'neath northern skies
An island far away in other seas


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