#00229
The Flag Of Newfoundland (Shanneyganock)
score, video

sheet music

#941: YouTube video by townside99
℗2008 ~ Used with permission ~

Fling out the flag over creek and crag,
Pink, white, and green, so fair, so grand;
Long may she sway over bight and bay,
Around the shores of Newfoundland.

The pink the rose of England shows,
The green St Patrick's emblem bright;
While in between the spotless sheen,
Of Andrew's cross displays the white.

Then hail the pink, the white, the green,
Our patriot flag long may it stand;
Sire-lands twine their emblems trine,
To form the flag of Newfoundland.

Fling out the flag over creek and crag,
Pink, white, and green, so fair, so grand;
Long may she sway over bight and bay,
Around the shores of Newfoundland.
Around the shores of Newfoundland.

What e'er betide our ocean bride,
That nestles midst Atlantic foam;
Far and wide we'll raise our pride,
Our native flag o'er hearth and home.

Fling out the flag over creek and crag,
Pink, white, and green, so fair, so grand;
Long may she sway over bight and bay,
Around the shores of Newfoundland.

Should e'er the hand of Fate demand,
Future change in our career;
Ne'er we'll yield on flood or field,
The flag we honour and revere.

Fling out the flag over creek and crag,
Pink, white, and green, so fair, so grand;
Long may she sway over bight and bay,
Around the shores of Newfoundland.

Fling out the flag over creek and crag,
Pink, white, and green, so fair, so grand;
Long may she sway over bight and bay,
Around the shores of Newfoundland.
Around the shores of Newfoundland.
Around the shores of Newfoundland.

####.... Archbishop Michael F Howley [1843-1914]; music composed by Charles Hutton [1861-1949] ....####
This arrangement was recorded by Shanneyganock (Fling Out The Flag, 2006 CD, trk#2, produced by Bob Hallett and published by Shanneyganock, Logy Bay, NL).

The variant in the video above features a live performance by Shanneyganock, Christmas, 2007.

See more Shanneyganock songs.

Archbishop Howley's original lyrics were written in 1902 and printed in St John's in 1904 on pp.5-6 of the Old Colony Song Book, Newfoundland, published by James Murphy [1867-1931], who noted that His Grace Archbishop Howley, Roman Catholic Prelate of St John's, Newfoundland, was the writer of this patriotic and exquisite poem on the flag of his native island.

The "Pink, White, And Green" or "Republican Flag" of Newfoundland was in use from 1845 to 1949 at which time Newfoundland joined Confederation and became Canada's tenth province, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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