Farewell to Nova Scotia
arr. Wendy Nixon Stothert

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The sun was setting in the West

The birds were singing on every tree

All nature seemed inclined for a rest

But, still, there was no rest for me.

Farewell to Nova Scotia, the sea-bound coast,

Let your mountains dark and dreary be

For when I’m far away, on the briny ocean tossed,

Will you ever heave a sigh or a wish for me?

I grieve to leave my native home

I grieve to leave my comrades all

And my parents whom I hold so dear

And the bonny, bonny lad I do adore.


The drums are beating and the wars do alarm

My captain calls; I must obey

Farewell, farewell, to Nova Scotia’s charm

For it’s early in the morning I am far far away


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