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rocked up version of Bruce Moss's Newfoundland folk song, which is typically done a capella

Lyrics

I'm a Newfoundlander born and bred and I'll be one till I die.
I'm proud to be an Islander; here's the reason why:
I'm free as the wind and the waves that wash the sand.
There's no place I would rather be than here in Newfoundland.
Diddle dee ah da, Diddle dee ahhh da

I spent some time in New York state and nearly lost my mind.
That city life's too fast for me nobody has a time.
Cement and steel and flashing lights were all that I could see.
It may be good for New York state but it's no bloody good for me.

I'm a Newfoundlander born and bred and I'll be one till I die.
I'm proud to be an Islander; here's the reason why:
I'm free as the wind and the waves that wash the sand.
There's no place I would rather be than here in Newfoundland.
Diddle dee ah da, Diddle dee ahhh da (yeah)

In Montreal the Frenchmen say that they own Labrador.
Including Indian Harbour where me father fished before.
But if they wants to fight for her I'll surely take a stand.
And they'll regret the day they tried to take our Newfoundland.

I'm a Newfoundlander born and bred and I'll be one till I die.
I'm proud to be an Islander; here's the reason why:
I'm free as the wind and the waves that wash the sand.
There's no place I would rather be than here in Newfoundland.
Diddle dee ah da, Diddle dee ahhh da (ya)

Now that the oil's on our shores we better take the time,
To develop it more carefully or else we're gonna find,
What could have been the answer to our poor economy,
Has changed our way of living and destroyed our fishery.

I'm a Newfoundlander born and bred and I'll be one till I die.
I'm proud to be an Islander; here's the reason why:
I'm free as the wind and the waves that wash the sand.
There's no place I would rather be than here in Newfoundland.

I'm a Newfoundlander born and bred and I'll be one till I die.
I'm proud to be an Islander; here's the reason why:
I'm free as the wind and the waves that wash the sand.
There's no place I would rather be than here in Newfoundland.
No place I would rather be, than here in Newfoundland.