What Are Some Newfoundland Songs?


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Some songs about Newfoundland, its people, history or culture include "The Banks of Newfoundland," "Ode to Newfoundland" and "Tickle Cove Pond." Written in 1820 by Chief Justice Francis Forbes, "The Banks of Newfoundland," originally written as a dance, later became the official marching tune for the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.

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"Ode to Newfoundland" is the official provincial anthem of Newfoundland and Labrador. Composed in 1902, the lyrics are based on a poem called "Newfoundland," written by Governor Sir Cavendish Boyle in 1902. Sir Hubert Parry wrote the song's music. The song is sung at many public events, although usually only the first and last verses are sung.

Composed by fisherman Mark Walker in the late 19th Century, "Tickle Cove Pond" concerns life in a small rural community. Folk singer Alan Mills recorded the song in 1953.

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