My Dear, I'm Bound for Canady
DESCRIPTION: "My dear I'm bound for Canady; Love Sally we must part." Sally asks Willie to stay; "you'll find employment here" but he leaves St John's; he will marry her within three years. But the song ends "every honest decent young man Don't leave his girl behind"
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (Greenleaf/Mansfield)
KEYWORDS: love parting unemployment hardtimes Canada father mother betrayal
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greenleaf/Mansfield 154, "My Dear, I'm Bound for Canady" (1 text)
Leach-Labrador 85, "Bound for Canada" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lehr/Best 82, "My Dear, I'm Bound for Canaday" (1 text, 2 tunes)
NOTES: To understand this song, it is important to recall that Newfoundland did not become part of Canada until after World War II. - RBW
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