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Farewell To Nova Scotia Chords

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This song has been done by many artists before, but I haven't been able to find the 
anywhere. But I got some and figured I would share them with all of you!

The chord pattern for the first verse is repeated for all of the verses as well as the 
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The sun was setting in the west
The birds were singing on every tree
     G               D
All nature seemed inclined for to rest
     Em          C      Em
But still there was no rest for me


Farewell to Nova Scotia, you seabound coast
Let your mountains dark and dreary be
For when I am far away on the briny ocean tossed
Will you ever heave a sigh or a wish for me?


I grieve to leave my native land
I grieve to leave my comrades all
And my parents, whom I held so dear
And my bonny, bonny lassie that I do adore



The drums do beat and the wars do alarm
My captain calls, I must obey
So farewell, farewell to Nova Scotia's charm
For it's early in the morning, I'll be far, far away



I have three brothers and they are at rest
Their arms are folded on their breasts
But a poor and simple sailor just like me
Must be tossed and driven on the dark, blue sea


Travis Hatcher
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myfriendebin wrote on January 28 2010, 12:34 pm

I think that it should be (just by ear)

G D Bm D
All nature seemed inclined for a rest

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Travis Tricky wrote on January 28 2010, 07:49 pm

Some versions are played that way as I have seen in some songbooks, this is a version done without the Bm is the more "campfire" method and allows for more vocal expression with the G and D triads instead of having to modulate your verse to harmonize with the Bm chord in this passage.

Don`t think it`s a matter of right or wrong, merely of version and/or preference!

Thanks for having a look!

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