Mudcat Café message #832578 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #53294   Message #832578
Posted By: Sandy McLean
22-Nov-02 - 10:59 AM
Thread Name: Old Gordon Bok song sought-Cuillins of Rhum
Subject: RE: Old Gordon Bok song sought
Before the clearance of Rum in 1826, Kilmory was the largest settlement on the island . Neil was my g-g-grandfather. He died on the immigrant ship St.Lawerence. I wrote this song as a tribute to these people.                  
         Sandy               


                      KILMORY FAREWELL

               
       FAREWELL TO OLD KILMORY AS MY SHIP SAILS OUT TO SEA
                                          
       PAST MY NATIVE ISLE OF RUM THAT I NEVER MORE SHALL SEE                                                                                     THE SAINT LAWRENCE IS A SAILING SHIP, HER CARGO REFUGEES
                                       
      EXILES FROM A MISTY HOME IN SCOTLAND'S HEBRIDES


      BY NAME I'M KNOWN AS NEIL Mc LEAN , A MAN WITH FAMILY                CAST UPON THIS ROAD IN LIFE TO SATISFY MAN'S GREED
      THE SAINT LAWRENCE SAILS A STORMY SEA, MY BODY IT GROWS WEAK
      AND DEATH CAN NOT BE FAR AWAY, I CAN HEAR MY MASTER SPEAK


      AND NOW TO YOU MY MARY DEAR, I BID A LAST ADIEU
      I GO TO LIVE IN HEAVEN NOW BUT MY HEART REMAINS WITH YOU
      FOR SOON ON FAR CAPE BRETON ISLE, OUR CHILDREN THEY WILL GROW
      FEAR NOT FOR I'LL WATCH OVER YOU NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO

                ( REPEAT FIRST TWO LINES OF FIRST VERSE )

(c)1996
A.McLEAN
4Oak Crescent
Port Hawkesbury
Nova Scotia
    B9A3H4
                                                                a.mclean@ns.sympatico.ca