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Headin' Home (Johnny Drake) video
#503: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
℗2009 ~ Used with permission ~

Many years have gone by
since I left my Fortune Bay home,
Full of dreams and ambitions,
as a young man I wanted to roam;
But now things are different,
I'm older and wiser, I guess,
And I'd love to return to that
homeland that I love the best.

My friends and relations,
I miss them more every day,
And in dreams I go back to my
childhood down in old Fortune Bay;
I see a picture of Iron Skull,
and it brings a tear to my eye,
For I know, she stands guard o'er
the birthplace of this Newfie boy.

And I leave Bishops Falls,
head down that Bay D'Espoir Road,
There's a lump in my throat, son,
'cause I know that I'm headin' home;
And when I reach St Jacques,
I know everything is alright,
I got two miles to go and
I'll be in Belleoram tonight.

That old Fishermen's Lodge
is now a modern day home,
The roads, they are paved, and
them old fishing schooners are gone;
That old church looks the same
as it did when I sang in the choir,
The Orange Lodge gave its music to
the lounge on the government wharf.

The dories made way for
the faster and modern speed boat,
As you walk around town, you'll
not see a sheep, cow, or goat;
The steamers don't call here,
they are a thing of the past,
Now, it's phoned-home visits,
my... things are changing so fast.

My memories may fail me, but
I feel like a king when I say,
I'm a proud Newfoundlander from Belleoram,
down in old Fortune Bay.

And I leave Bishops Falls,
head down that Bay D'Espoir Road,
There's a lump in my throat, son,
'cause I know that I'm headin' home;
And when I reach St Jacques,
I know everything is alright,
I got two miles to go and
I'll be in Belleoram tonight.
Just two miles to go and
I'll be in Belleoram tonight.

####.... John Henry Drake [1936-2006] of Belleoram, NL (Headin' Home, SWC Productions) ....####
Johnny Drake, along with Thomas G (Tom) Rose [1940-?] of Bay Du Nord, NL, co-founded The Dorymen in 1969.

See more Johnny Drake songs.

Note: Iron Skull is the highest mountain in Fortune Bay. 3-hour hike to the summit begins in Belleoram where a spectacular view of Fortune Bay and surrounding area awaits.

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