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Half An Hour Later (Charlie Russell) videos
#954: YouTube video by G Malone
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

A Newfie boy from Stephenville
left his native soil,
He hitchhiked to Toronto
to labour and to toil;
He got a job at driving bus,
but the people had to stand,
And wait for half an hour
'cause he came from Newfoundland.

Half an hour later
on an island in the sea,
She may be late, but she's still great,
she means the world to me;
When God designed creation
and drew up His master plan,
He spent half an hour more
creating Newfoundland.

A mainland doctor in St John's
was leaving on a call,
But when he got to where he went,
there was no one sick at all;
He got fightin' mad and lost his cool
so we took him by the hand,
Said, cool it, Doc, watch that clock,
you're in Newfoundland.

Half an hour later
on an island in the sea,
She may be late, but she's still great,
she means the world to me;
When God designed creation
and drew up His master plan,
He spent half an hour more
creating Newfoundland.

Somebody just predicted
that Judgement Day is here,
This very day at midnight,
the earth will disappear;
My wife looked at me lovingly,
she said now ain't that grand,
We still got half hour left
'cause we're in Newfoundland.

Half an hour later
on an island in the sea,
She may be late, but she's still great,
she means the world to me;
When God designed creation
and drew up His master plan,
He spent half an hour more
creating Newfoundland.

Half an hour later
on an island in the sea,
She may be late, but she's still great,
she means the world to me;
When God designed creation
and drew up His master plan,
He spent half an hour more
creating Newfoundland.

Half an hour later
on an island in the sea,
She may be late, but she's still great,
she means the world to me;
When God designed creation
and drew up His master plan,
He spent half an hour more
creating Newfoundland.

Half an hour later
on an island in the sea,
She may be late, but she's still great,
she means the world to me;
When God designed creation
and drew up His master plan,
[Fading]
He spent half an hour more
creating Newfoundland.
Half an hour later
on an island in the sea,
She may be late, but she's still great...

####.... Charlie Russell ....####
Charlie Russell, from Nelson-Miramichi, New Brunswick, [1937-2011] was a songwriter, musician, singer and Canadian country music DJ for CJCJ in Woodstock, New Brunswick.

A variant was also recorded by Split Peas (Newfoundlander's Menu, trk#9, 1996, Little Known Artist's Studios, Lewisporte, NL, recorded by Renaissance Music, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL).

A variant was also recorded by the Carlton Showband (1963-1996) on their 1978 45rpm recording, Half An Hour Later In Newfoundland.

The two videos on this page feature a variant arranged and recorded by Bobby Evans (Fred Rowsell) of Glovertown, NL (Newfoundland Fun Songs, trk#5, 2002 CD).


See more songs by Bobby Evans.

#2082: YouTube video by NLTreasure
©2012 ~ Used with permission ~

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