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  1. Manitoulin

From the recording Blue Socks

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Story Behind the Song:
One of my favourite places to be in the summertime is at my Nana and Grandpa’s cottage in Little Current, on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada. I absolutely love it there and have so many incredible childhood memories. A few years back my Nana and I sat in the sunroom talking, and I wrote this song. She helped me with a few of the lyrics, such as “talking about the days when Grandpa used to have hair.” We had a blast as the song came to be that summer and I decided to record it for you to hear.

Lyrics

Manitoulin
Music by Kassie Tyers
Lyrics by Kassie Tyers and Pauline Tyers

Sitting on the dock here in Manitoulin
Watching as another day goes passing by
The sun is setting west across the lake
And the gulls are flying high up in the sky

The cottage is my favourite place to be
The quiet waters splashing at my feet
A starry night here such a sight to see
But the best part being with family

In Manitoulin my worries are all gone
In Manitoulin no traffic can be found
In Manitoulin we can all rest safe and sound
I'll cross that bridge into a different land

Walking that boardwalk smiling ear to ear
Waving to friendly faces on the street
Here we all act just like family
Now I’ll eat my Farquhar's ice cream

In Manitoulin my worries are all gone
In Manitoulin a piece of heaven can be found
In Manitoulin we can all rest safe and sound
I'll cross that bridge into a different land

Sittin’ with Nana on her rocking chair
Talkin' bout days when Grandpa used to have hair
We would raft down in the bay
I wish I could just relive those days.