Farewell To Nova Scotia

Gordon Lightfoot

 A
The sun was sinking down in the west
 F#m
The birds were singing on every tree
 AE
All nature seemed to be at rest
 F#mDC#mF#m
But still there was no rest for me

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 A
Farewell to Nova Scotia

The sea-bound coast
 F#m
may your mountains dark and dreary be
 AE
For when I am far away

On the briny ocean tossed
 F#mD
Will you ever heave a sigh
 C#mF#m
and a wish for me

I grieve to leave my native land
I grieve to leave my comrades all
And my aged loving parents whom I held so dear
And the bonny, bonny lass
who I do adore

The drums do beat and the wars do alarm
My captain calls, I must obey
So farewell, farewell to Nova Scotia's charm
For it's early in the morning, I'll be far, far away

I have three brothers and they are at rest
Their arms are folded on their chests
But a poor, weary sailor the likes of me
Must be tossed and forgotten
On the deep, blue sea

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