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​Farewell to Nova Scotia

This song is by Touchstone.

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

Farewell to Nova Scotia, the sea-bound coast
Let your mountains dark and dreary be
But when I am far away on the briny ocean tossed
Will you ever heave a sigh and a wish for me?

I grieve to leave my native land
I grieve to leave my comrades all
My aging parents who I always held so dear
And the bonnie, bonnie lass that I do adore

Farewell to Nova Scotia, the sea-bound coast
Let your mountains dark and dreary be
But when I am far away on the briny ocean tossed
Will you ever heave a sigh and a wish for me?

The drums are beating, the horns do alarm
The captain calls and we must obey
So farewell, farewell to Nova Scotia's charms
For it's early in the mornin' I am far, far away

Farewell to Nova Scotia, the sea-bound coast
Let your mountains dark and dreary be
But when I am far away
Will you ever heave a sigh and a wish for me?

I have three brothers and they're at rest
Their arms are folded upon their breasts
But a poor, simple sailor just like me
Must be tossed and driven on the dark blue sea

Farewell to Nova Scotia, the sea-bound coast
Let your mountains dark and dreary be
But when I am far away on the briny ocean tossed
Will you ever heave a sigh and a wish for me?