Farewell To Nova Scotia

(Em) The (G) sun was setting in the west
The (Em) birds were singing on every tree
All (G) nature seemed in(D)clined for a rest
But (Em) still there was no (D) rest for (Em) me
Fare(G)well to Nova Scotia that seabound coast
Let your (Em) mountains dark and dreary be
For when (G) I am far a(D)way on the briny ocean tossed
Will you (Em) ever heave a (D) sigh or a wish for (Em) 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 lassie that I do adore
The drums do beat and the wars do alarm
Our captain calls we must obey
So farewell, farewell to Nova Scotia's charms
Cause it's early in the morning and I'm far, far away
I have three brothers and they are at rest
Their arms are folded on their breast
Yet a poor simple sailor just like me
Must be tossed and driven on the dark blue sea