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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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[INTRO]

G


[VERSE 1]

G
The sun was setting in the west
Em
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


[CHORUS]

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


[VERSE II]

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


[CHORUS]

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


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


[CHORUS]

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


[VERSE IV]
  G
I have three brothers and they are at rest
      Em
Their arms are folded on their breasts
      G                      D
But a poor and simple sailor just like me
        Em         C             Em
Must be tossed and driven on the dark, blue sea
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myfriendebin 51 Jan 28, 2010 07:34 AM

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 116 Jan 28, 2010 02:49 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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davh 10 Jun 05, 2016 09:07 AM

Though the chords seem perfect, having only one verse tabbed means that the user is constantly going from top to bottom to read words and chords. All verses should be tabbed to ensure that the singer can use the scroll function in the app.

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