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A Newfoundland Blessing (Anchors Aweigh) tabs, videos
#507: YouTube video by sqbooboo
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

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I feel the cold wind blowin' from the far Atlantic Sea,
I feel a warmth that's hard to understand;
I guess it comes from knowing there's a song within me,
Singing out a blessing to old Newfoundland.

May the sun always shine on your wild wooded mountains,
May the sea beat as one with your rugged hearts alone;
May the doors of your homes always be open,
May God's hand guide your boats back home.

See the Long Range Mountains climbing to the sky,
The Humber River flowing dark, cold, and free;
Daisies growing wild on the Bonne Bay hill,
Wave a Newfoundland blessing to me.

May the sun always shine on your wild wooded mountains,
May the sea beat as one with your rugged hearts alone;
May the doors of your homes always be open,
May God's hand guide your boats back home.

See the fishing boats glide 'neath the blue harbour sky,
The seagulls wheel from the rocks to the sea;
And the sunset's gleam in the fisherman's eye,
Shine a Newfoundland blessing on me.

May the sun always shine on your wild wooded mountains,
May the sea beat as one with your rugged hearts alone;
May the doors of your homes always be open,
May God's hand guide your boats back home.

May the sun always shine on your wild wooded mountains,
May the sea beat as one with your rugged hearts alone;
May the doors of your homes always be open,
May God's hand guide your boats back home.

And may God's hand guide your boats back home.

####.... Rex Roberts with music arranged by John Prince of Princeton, Bonavista Bay, NL, and Keswick, Ontario ....####
Originally recorded by John Prince and a Piece of the Rock (Take Me Back, trk#8, 1994, Rattle Falls Publishing, Keswick, Ontario).

This variant arranged and recorded by Anchors Aweigh (Stay The Course, trk#2, 1999 CD, Big Bully Productions, Corner Brook, NL).


See more songs by Anchors Away.

The video above features scenes of a Newfoundland and Labrador vacation by Ruth Roberts and Elaine Rae with background music by Anchors Away (A Newfoundland Blessing) and (Newfoundland Waltz Medley), as well as Daniel O'Donnell (Sweet Forget-Me-Not), and Great Big Sea (I'se The B'y).

The video below features a variant recorded as track #12 by Pearl Janes of Musgravetown and Karren Churchill of Twillingate, Newfoundland, on their 2013 debut CD, Outport Country - Back To Back.


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#2397: YouTube video by NLTreasure
©2013 ~ Used with permission ~

The video below features a live performance by the Garnish, NL, Jamboree Crew featuring lead singer Keith Bolt.

#386: YouTube video by egrandy
©2008 ~ Used with permission ~

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(As recorded by Anchors Aweigh)

Intro: [G] [A] [D]

I feel the cold wind blowing from the [G] far Atlantic [D] Sea,
I feel a warmth that's hard to under- [A] stand;
I [D] guess it comes from [D7] knowing there's a [G] song within [D] me,
[G] Singing out a [D] blessing [A] to old Newfound- [D] land. [D7]

Chorus:
May the [G] sun always shine on your [D] wild wooded mountains,
May the sea beat as one with your rugged hearts [A] alone;
May the [G] doors of your homes [D] always be open,
May [A] God's hands [G] guide your boats back [D] home.

See the Long Range Mountains, [G] climbing to the [D] sky,
The Humber River flowing, dark, cold and [A] free,
[D] Daises growin' [D7] wild on the [G] Bonne Bay [D] hill,
Wave a Newfoundland [A] blessing to [D] me. [D7]

Chorus:
May the [G] sun always shine on your [D] wild wooded mountains,
May the sea beat as one with your rugged hearts [A] alone;
May the [G] doors of your homes [D] always be open,
May [A] God's hands [G] guide your boats back [D] home.

See the fishing boats glide 'neath the [G] blue harbour [D] sky,
The seagulls squeal from the rocks to the [A] sea;
[D] And the sunset's [D7] gleam in the [G] fisherman's [D] eye,
Shine a Newfoundland [A] blessing on [D] me. [D7]

Chorus:
May the [G] sun always shine on your [D] wild wooded mountains,
May the sea beat as one with your rugged hearts [A] alone;
May the [G] doors of your homes [D] always be open,
May [A] God's hands [G] guide your boats back [D] home.

Chorus:
May the [G] sun always shine on your [D] wild wooded mountains,
May the sea beat as one with your rugged hearts [A] alone;
May the [G] doors of your homes [D] always be open,
May [A] God's hands [G] guide your boats back [D] home.
And may [A] God's hands [G] guide your boats back [D] home.

~ Chords contributed by Bob Dumais ~

~ Alternate chords in different key. ~

[C] I feel the cold wind blowin' [F] from the far Atlantic [C] Sea,
I feel a warmth that's hard to under- [G] stand;
[C] I guess it comes from knowing there's a [F] song within [C] me,
[F] Singing out a [C] blessing [G] to old Newfound- [C] land. [C7]

Chorus:
[F]And may the sun always shine on your [C] wild wooded mountains,
May the sea beat as one with your rugged hearts [G] alone;
And may the [F] doors of your homes [C] always be open,
May [G] God's hand [F] guide your boats back [C] home.

[C] Mountains [F] climbing to the [C] sky,
The Humber River flowing, dark, cold and [G] free;
[C] The daises growing wild on the [F] Bonne [C] hills,
Wave a Newfoundland [G] blessing to [C] me. [C7]

Chorus:
[F]And may the sun always shine on your [C] wild wooded mountains,
May the sea beat as one with your rugged hearts [G] alone;
And may the [F] doors of your homes [C] always be open,
May [G] God's hand [F] guide your boats back [C] home.

~ Instrumental ~

[C] See the fishing boats glide 'neath the [F] blue harbour [C] sky,
The seagulls wheel from the rocks to the [G] sea;
[C] And the sunset's gleam in the [F] fisherman's [C] eye,
Shine a Newfoundland [G] blessing on [C] me. [C7]

Chorus:
[F]And may the sun always shine on your [C] wild wooded mountains,
May the sea beat as one with your rugged hearts [G] alone;
And may the [F] doors of your homes [C] always be open,
May [G] God's hand [F] guide your boats back [C] home.

Chorus:
[F] And may the sun always shine on your [C] wild wooded mountains,
May the sea beat as one with your rugged hearts [G] alone;
And may the [F] doors of your homes [C] always be open,
May [G] God's hand [F] guide your boats back [C] home.

And may [G] God's hand [F] guide your boats back [C] home.

~ Chords contributed by Bob Dumais ~

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