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"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (Greenleaf/Mansfield)
KEYWORDS: love parting unemployment hardtimes Canada father mother betrayal
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (4 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)
Guigne, pp. 187-190, "I'm Bound Away for Canada (My Dear I'm Bound for Canaday)" (3 texts, 2 tunes)

Roud #4411
Jacob Noseworthy, "Canada" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
Charlie Williams, "My Dear I'm Bound for Canada" (on MUNFLA/Leach)

NOTES: To understand this song, it is important to recall that Newfoundland did not become part of Canada until after World War II. - RBW
One of Guigne's texts is a verse from a version on the "MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada" site. - BS
File: GrMa154

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