Good-Bye My Lovely Annie (Kenneth Peacock)

See also: Fine Girl Ye Are (The Sharecroppers)

Good-bye my lovely Annie,
Ten thousand times adieu,
I'm going away tomorrow morning
Once more to part from you.

Once more to part from you, fine girl,
You're the one I do adore,
But still I live in hopes to see you
In Newfoundland once more.

Oh, now I'm on the ocean,
And you are far behind;
Kind letters I will write to you
Of the secrets of my mind.

There is a storm arising now,
You can see it drawing near;
The night is dark and stormy, too,
And all hearts are filled with fear.

Our good ship she is tossed about,
Her rigging is all tore,
But still I live in hopes to see you
In Newfoundland once more.

Oh, now we're safely landed,
And now we're safe on shore,
We'll drink success to those we love,
And the girls we do adore.

We'll drink strong ale and brandy, too,
And we'll make those towers roar,
And when our money's all spent and gone
We will go and work for more.

####.... Author unknown. Variant of a traditional sailing song, Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy ....####

Collected by Kenneth Peacock in 1951 from Howard Leopold Morry [1885-1972] of Ferryland, NL, and published in Songs Of The Newfoundland Outports, Volume 3, p.877, by the National Museum of Canada (1965) Crown Copyrights Reserved.

Kenneth Peacock noted that a fragment of what appears to be a related ballad was collected in 1955 from Ruth Metcalfe of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, and recorded by Helen Creighton [1899-1989] as Enoch Arden's Farewell.

See more Sea Shanties from Newfoundland and Labrador.


Index Page
GEST Songs Of Newfoundland And Labrador


~ Copyright Info ~

~ Privacy Policy ~

Confirm Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Here