Come to Me in Canada 1. Across the broad Atlantic, in Canada's domain A colonist was working for the lass he longed to gain Inside his little cabin, he pictured day by day The image of his sweetheart and with longing he would say: Chorus Won't you come, come, come to me in Canada In Canada, in Canada? Won't you come, come, come to me in Canada Far away across the foam? With the church bells ringing on our wedding day We'll ride away upon a sleigh So if you'll be my wife we'll be happy for life In our cozy Canadian home. 2. The lass at home was waiting to be his cherished wife To share his little cabin and to cling to him through life She knew that he would claim her when with fortune he was blessed And often she would fancy he was calling from the west. 3. The colonist succeeded and the lass became his own And now their little cabin to a larger one has grown And as they sit together beneath the maple tree He tells her how he called her long ago across the sea. 4. For sons of mother England who art not afraid of toil There's health upon the prairies, there is fortune in the soil You'll lead a life of freedom, with friends warm and true And soon you'll send this message to the one who waits for you. - coll. from the singing of Walter Pardon, of Suffolk, UK by Michael Yates of the EFDSS. note: An English/Canadian variant of the State of Illinois theme. RG JB apr96
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