Alberta Homesteader
 arr. Trent Worthington

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It was way out west in Alberta

where the coyotes howl and sing;

where it rained and hailed all summer

and we never raised a thing.

Oh I came out here one summer

away out in the west

I think I’ll turn around and go back

or I will starve to death

We traveled through Battle Lake Valley

through muskeg, mud and mire

‘till we came where they were surveying

a road for the C.P.R

Well, he built a little log cabin

a roof of natural clay;

dear friends I’m sorry to tell you

I’m bound for the U.S. of A.

Farewell to the poor homesteader

farewell to the land so free

Farewell to sunny Alberta

It’s too damn cold for me.

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