banks of newfoundland lyrics – celtic folk

the banks of newfoundland
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on st. patrick’s day the seventeenth from new york we set sail.
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kind fortune did favor us with a sweet and pleasant gale,
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we bore away from america; the wind being off the land.
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and with courage brave we plowed the waves bound down for nfld.
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our captain’s name was nelson just twenty years of age.
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as true and brave a sailor lad as ever plowed the waves.
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“the evelyn” our brig was named belonging to maclean.
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and with courage brave we plowed the waves bound down for nfld.
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now when three days out to our surprise the captain he falls sick
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in short he was not able to take his turn on deck
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the fever raged which made us think that death was close at hand,
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so we bore away from halifax bound down for newfoundland.
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now at three o’clock we sighted a light that we were glad to see,
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the small pox had been raging; its what it proved to be,
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and at four o’clock in the afternoon as sure as god’s command,
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oh he past away off arichat bound down for newfoundland.
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date: 25 sep 91 09:08:03 gmt
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