Farewell to Nova Scotia

DESCRIPTION: Even on a calm and beautiful night, the singer cannot rest. The wars force him to return to sea. He bids "Farewell to Nova Scotia, the sea-bound coast... When I am far away on the briny ocean tossed, will you ever heave a sigh and a wish for me?"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (Creighton/Senior)
KEYWORDS: sea farewell Canada
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Fowke/Johnston, pp. 44-45, "Nova Scotia Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fowke/MacMillan 19, "Farewell to Nova Scotia" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton/Senior, pp. 264-265, "Nova Scotia Song" (1 text (compilation), 1 tune)
DT, FARWELNS*

Roud #384
NOTES: According to I. Sheldon Posen, in an essay in Scott B. Spencer, editor, The Ballad Collectors of North America, Scarecrow Press, 2012, p. 139, this is the "unofficial anthem" of Nova Scotia -- which is a rather impressive measure of popularity for a song first published in the mid-twentieth century. - RBW
File: FJ044

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