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Farewell To Nova Scotia

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    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 give a thought or a wish for me

    The sun was setting in the west
    The birds were singing on ev'ry tree
    All nature seemed inclinéd 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 dear aged parents I love so well
    And the bonnie, bonnie lassie I do adore

    I have two brothers and they are at rest
    Their arms are folded on their breast
    But a poor lowly sailor just like me
    Must be tossed and driven on the deep blue sea

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

    As sung by The McCalmans

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15.10.2003, aktualisiert am 16.10.2003