#03017
From An Island To An Island (Kevin Collins) videos
See also: The Green Of The Shamrock (Loyola Hearn)
#1975: YouTube video by NLTreasure
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

My father left old Ireland so many years ago,
He left his home in Galway where
the green, green shamrocks grow;
He met my darling mother
on a boat to Newfoundland,
And it didn't take him long before
he'd won her heart and hand.

They both came to this island as happy as could be,
To settle down together and raise a family;
They built a little cottage and started to combine,
The green of the shamrock
with the green of the pine.

From an island to an island,
from the green to the green,
They left their homes to settle
in a place they'd never seen;
They exchanged the hills of Newfoundland
for the ones they'd left behind,
And the green of the shamrock
for the green of the pine.

As their family grew around them,
their eyes shone bright with pride,
They'd go to church each sunday morn',
strolling side by side;
Each evening 'round the turf-fire
to heaven would ascend,
The decades of the rosary for all in Ireland.

Now the years passed by so quickly,
and death we all must face,
We laid our loving parents
in their final resting place;
Yet they taught me to be thankful
for this heritage that's mine,
The green of the shamrock
and the green of the pine.

From an island to an island,
from the green to the green,
They left their homes to settle
in a place they'd never seen;
They exchanged the hills of Newfoundland
for the ones they'd left behind,
And the green of the shamrock
for the green of the pine.
The green of the shamrock
for the green of the pine.

####.... Loyola Hearn ....####
This variant recorded by Kevin Collins (Long Gone Are The Days, trk#11, 2002, Sawyer Hill Productions, Placentia, NL).

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The video below features a variant recorded by Richard Woodrow of New Harbour, NL, from his third CD (Island Favourites, trk#3, 2007, recorded and mixed by Kevin Collins, Sawyer Hill Productions, Placentia, NL, and published and distributed by Richard Woodrow).

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#1606: YouTube video by TheNewfoundlandMusic
©2016 ~ Used with permission ~

The video below contains only a sound track.

#1598: YouTube video by IrishMusicCountry
©2010 ~ Used with permission ~


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