Who Sang England? Great Big Sea

Great Big Sea Fortune's Favour cover art

Some other versions of "England"
Credits
release date: 2008-6-24
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock
length: 3:46
We shipped on board the Maryanne
To find a better life
And we walked across the water
When she broke up on the ice
We came ashore in Carbonear
With nothing but our rights
And I wondered if I e'er again
Would see my London lights

We were far from the shores of England
Far from our children and wives
To play our hand in the Newfoundland
Where the wind cuts like a knife
We were far from the shores of England
Far from our native soil
To chase a wish and hunt the Fish
And on the rocks to toil
We were far from the shores of England

We spend our days amid the waves
Working water, hook and twine
We would go for weeks with blistered cheeks
Waiting for the sun to shine
But as long as the sky hold over us
We will not taste the brine
And we'll curse the cod
With the fear of God
As we haul in every line

Should we find Fortune's Favour
And be spared from the gale
We will live off honest labour
With our hearts as big as sails
But if I should die don't bury me
Or leave me to the sea
Please send my bones back to my home
Where my spirit can be free



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Love Me Tonight
  • 2 Walk on the Moon
  • 3 England
  • 4 Here and Now
  • 5 Long Lost Love
  • 6 Oh Yeah
  • 7 Banks of Newfoundland
  • 8 Dream to Live
  • 9 Company of Fools
  • 10 Hard Case
  • 11 Rocks of Merasheen
  • 12 Dance Dance
  • 13 Heart of Stone
  • 14 Straight to Hell

  • Album Information
    label: Warner Music Canada
    country(area): Canada
    format: CD
    barcode: 825646951727
    script: Latin