Tiré de « Les Nouvelles du Havre » septembre 1999.
Extrait avec numérisateur et reconnaissance de texte.
Chanson – Farewell Nova Scotia
par Tarah MacGowan
Farewell Nova Scotia
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 seabound coast
Let your mountains, dark and dreary, be
For when Iam far away
On the briny ocean, 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 parents, whom I’ve held so dear
And the bonnie, bonnie lass 1do adore
The drums, they do beat
The wars, they alarm
The captain calls, we 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
They are at rest
Their arms are folded on their breast
And a poor old sailor such as me
Must be tossed and driven
On the deep blue sea.