Who Sang Farewell to Nova Scotia? The McCalmans

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Farewell to Nova Scotia

The sun was setting in the west
The birds were singing on ev'ry 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
And when I am far away on the briny oceans 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
And my aged parents whom I always held so dear
And the bonnie, bonnie lass that I do adore

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

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

  • 1 Smuggler
  • 2 If Mother Should Die
  • 3 Gardens
  • 4 Hornpipe / Reels
  • 5 Mount and Go
  • 6 The Boatie Row / The Carls O' Dysart
  • 7 The Flowers O' the Forest
  • 8 The Barnyards O' Delgaty
  • 9 Bar-room
  • 10 No Churchman am I
  • 11 The Silkie of Sule Skerry
  • 12 A Man's a Man for A' That
  • 13 Johnnie Cope
  • 14 Skye Boat Song
  • 15 Tammy Traddlefeet / The Rising
  • 16 Fare Ye Well Ye Mormond Braes
  • 17 The Lion (Edinburgh Castle)
  • 18 Jennie Lasswade
  • 19 Farewell to Nova Scotia
  • 20 Aye Waukin O
  • 21 Gin I Were Where the Gaudie Rins
  • 22 Burn the Witch
  • 23 Bonnie Lass O' Gala Water
  • 24 Jock Stuart
  • 25 The March of the Cameron Men
  • 26 The Phantom Whistler / Random Jig
  • 27 Doon in the Wee Room