Farewell to Nova Scotia

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

The sun was setting in the west
The birds they sang from every tree
All nature seemed inclined for a 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 held so dear
And my bonny, bonny lassie who I do adore

The drums do beat and the wars do alarm
The captains call, I must obey
So farewell, farewell to Nova Scotia’s charm
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 breasts
But a poor and simple sailor just like me
Must be tossed and driven on the dark, blue sea

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