Newfoundland Songs

David's spouse Marly was born and grew up in Newfoundland and Labrador. They spent many summers visiting family and friends on the Rock. Out of these experiences have come a number of songs about Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Weatherman Sea Shanty (Wellerman parody) Words: David Kai Music: traditional A humourous Canadian version of the famous Wellerman sea shanty. This song features the use of an "Ugly Stick", a traditional Newfoundland percussion instrument. Click here for more information and links to videos and downloads.

They’ll Be On the Rock This Christmas Words and music by David Kai. A Newfoundland Christmas song that will likely warm the hearts of Newfoundlanders! To see the video, click here. For sample pages and more information, click here. Full song mp3 available for download from iTunes and be streamed on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, iHeartRadio and many more.

When the World Drops In to Town Words and music by David Kai. A song celebrating the people of Gander, Newfoundland & Labrador in Canada who helped close to 7,000 stranded airline passengers after September 11, 2001. The story of Gander and the surrounding towns has been immortalized in the Broadway show, "Come From Away." The song is written in a Celtic/Newfoundland style. This song features the use of an "Ugly Stick", a traditional Newfoundland percussion instrument. This song is dedicated to my spouse Marly's parents, Isaac and Sybil who were a part of the crew who helped the plane people in Gander through their involvement in the Anglican church.

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You Can't Tell a Newfie a Thing He Should Do Words and music by David Kai. A song about a famous symbol of Newfoundland - the Newfoundland dog. This song features the use of an "Ugly Stick", a traditional Newfoundland percussion instrument. Click here for more information and links to videos and downloads.