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Farewell to Nova Scotia

Irish Song Lyrics - Farewell to Nova Scotia


Farewell to Nova Scotia
and your sea bound coast
let your mountains dark and dreary be
when I am far away on the
briney oceans tossed
will you ever heave a sigh
or a wish for me

The sun is setting in the west
the birds are singing from every tree
all nature seems inclinded to rest
but still there will be
no rest for me

I grieve to leave my native land
I grieve to leave my comrades all
and my aged parents
whom I love so dear
and the bonny bonny lassie
that I adore CHorus

The drums do beat the wars do alarm
the captain calls, I must obey
farewell, farewell to Nova Scotia's charms
for it's early in the monring
and I'm far far away Chorus

I have 3 brothers they are at rest
their arms are folded on their chest
but a briney sailor just like me
must be tossed and driven
in the deep blue sea Chorus

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