Stan Rogers – Scarborough Settlers Lament chords

Scarborough Settler's Lament

Words: Sandy Glendenning, c.1870. 
Tune: William Marshall, c.1781

C F C FAway wi' Canada's muddy creeks
C Dm7 G7And Canada's fields of pine!
C F C FYour land of wheat is a goodly land,
C D7 G7But ah! it isna mine!
C F C AmThe heathy hill, the grassy dale
F GThe daisy-spangled lea,
C F C FThe purling burn and craggy linn,
C G7 Cauld Scotia's glens gie me.
Oh, I wad like to hear again the lark on Tinny's hill. And see the wee bit gowany That blooms beside the rill. Like banished Swiss who views afar his Alps with longing e'e. I gaze upon the morning star that shines on my countie. Nae mair I'll win by Eskdale Pen or Pentland's craggy cone; The days can ne'er come back again of thirty years that's gone, But fancy oft at midnight hour will steal across the sea. Yestreen, in a pleasant dream I saw the auld country. Each well-known scene that met my view brought childhood's joys to mind, The blackbird sang on Tushey linn The song he sang, 'Lang Syne.' But like a dream time flies away, again the morning came. And I awoke in Canada, Three thousand miles ‘frae hame’
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