Oh Island Home (Reginald Pretty) video
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Newfoundland, your forested hills,
your valleys, lakes and streams,
I will sing your praises in song,
as sunlight softly leaves;
I'll tell about your coastline so vast,
washed by the sea,
Home of people friendly and kind,
a land so dear to me.

As we celebrate a milestone in time,
we think of our past,
We struggled hard, we struggled long,
we've reached this stage at last;
We still have many mountains to climb,
many streams to cross,
But we must travel onward each day,
our cause must not be lost.

Oh island home you'll always remain,
so very dear to me,
My wish, my prayer, that you will be
blessed with great prosperity;
May we, your sons and daughters,
remain and ever faithful stand,
On guard for thee, our own native soil,
we love thee Newfoundland,
We love thee Newfoundland,
we love thee Newfoundland.

####.... Reginald Pretty ....####
Recorded by Reginald Pretty on a compilation album containing 14 winning songs from the Folk Arts Council Song Festival by various performers (Songs Of Confederation Celebration - Silver Anniversary Album, trk#8, 1974, recorded at Memorial University Studios, St John's, NL, produced and distributed for the Folk Arts Council by Tel Command Systems, St John's, NL, and published by Audat Custom/World Records, Oshawa, Ontario).

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