Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Fling Out The Flag

I received this in an email last night, the composer prefers to remain anonymous.

Based on that infernal "Fling out the flag..." song, theShanneygannock Nfld. separatist version that CBC plays all the time:

The Flag of Labrador

The blue, the sea and rivers free; The white, the boundless ice and snows;While in between the spruce’s green That o’er our own true homeland grows.

Then hail the blue, the green, the white; Long may it fly, for ever moreUnder the skies and the northern lights, To form the flag of Labrador !

From Height of Land to the Wonderstrand, Where we in our hearts or our footsteps roam,Grand River’s side to the Belle Isle’s tide, Our own true flag shall mark our home.

Come what the hand of fate demand, What may be ordained in heav’n above,Come yet the day where we make our way, In this, the land we shall always love.

So fling out the flag o’er Torngat’s crag;Blue, white and green: let it rise and soar!Long may it sway o’er bight and bay, Upon the land of Labrador !


Elita said...

Great work.

Anonymous said...

I didn't understand the concluding part of your article, could you please explain it more?