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Farewell to Nova Scotia


So Farewell to Nova Scotia 
Your seabound coast 
Let your mountains dark and dreary be 
For when I am far away 
On the briny ocean tossed 
Will you ever heave a sigh or a wish for me 

The sun was setting in the west 
The birds were singing on every tree 
All nature seemed inclined to rest 
But still there was no rest for me 

I grieve to leave my native land 
I grieve to leave my comrades all 
And my parents whom I love so dear 
And the bonny bonny lass that I do adore 

The drums do beat and the wars do alarm 
The Captain calls we must obey 
So farewell farewell to Nova Scotia's charms 
For it's early in the morning, I am far far away 

I have three brothers and they are at rest 
Their arms are folded on their breast 
While a poor simple sailor just like me 
Must be tossed and driven o'er the dark blue sea