and some perennial favourites.....
Stormy's shanties: Farewell To Nova Scotia

The sun was setting in the west
The birds were singing on every tree
All nature seemed inclined to rest
But still there was no rest for me


Farewell to Nova Scotia, the sea-bound coast
Let your mountains, dark and dreary, be
And when I am far away on the briny oceans tossed
Will you ever heave a sigh and a wish for me?

I grieve to leave my native land
I grieve to leave my comrades all
And my aged parents whom I always held so dear
or [And my parents, whom I've held so dear]
And the bonnie, bonnie lass that I do adore


The drums they do beat and the wars, they alarm
The captain calls, we must obey
So farewell, farewell to Nova Scotia's charms
For it's early in the morning I am far, far away


I have three brothers and they are at rest
Their arms are folded on their breast
But a poor simple sailor just like me
or [And a poor old sailor such as me]
Must be tossed and driven on the dark blue sea