Farewell to Nova Scotia

★ Farewell to Nova Scotia Lyrics:

The sun was setting in the west,
The birds were singing on every tree.
All nature seemed inclined 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.
For when I am far away on the briny ocean tossed,
Will you ever heave a sigh or a wish for me?

I grieve to leave my native land,
I grieve to leave my comrades all,
And my parents whom I love so dear,
And the bonnie, bonnie lassie/laddie that I do adore.

The drums they do beat and the wars they alarm,
The captain calls, and I must obey.
So farewell, farewell to Nova Scotia’s charms,
For it’s early in the morning and I’m far, far away.

I have three brothers and they are at rest,
Their hands are folded on their breast.
But a poor simple sailor just like me,
Must be tossed and driven on the dark blue sea.

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