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The Coming of the Loyalists

Written by Robbie Smith

Come look to the lee…Out there in the rising mist
It’s land that I see – hold your course boys and we’ll drift

1783 the coming of the loyalists who founded Shelburne town

They landed on the shore and they settled in the wilderness
Allegiance they swore to uphold the royal interests
And so forever more they became the loyalists who founded Shelburne town

They brought their dreams and their strength and talent
Far across the wind-swept foam
Their hopes were high and their hearts were gallant
And at last they had found a home

Those first years were long with hardships and loneliness
But they carried on with courage and willingness
Until good fortune shone – shone down on the loyalists, who founded Shelburne town

They brought their dreams and their strength and talent
Far across the wind-swept foam
Their hopes were high and their hearts were gallant
And at last they had found a home

Look back through the years historians and journalists
Pay tribute to them here – the builders and the blacksmiths
The true pioneers – the ones called the loyalists who founded Shelburne town…

The millers and the carpenters the woodsmen and the weavers, Shelburne town
The farmers and the fishermen the tradesmen and the teachers, Shelburne town
The merchants the soldiers the drifters and the dreamers
Yes, they founded Shelburne town

Come look to the lee