#01934
Maritime Farewell (Clayt Butt) videos
#1553: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
© 2011 ~ Used with permission ~

Oh, the weather was against me
and the wind was blowing high,
And the rain slowly turnin' into hail;
I shiver as I travel on the highway going west,
Wondering if I'll make it or I'll fail.

So, it's goodbye to you, Marie, my love,
Maybe another place, another time;
For that big Toronto city is callin' me,
And I gotta leave the Maritimes behind.

I'll write to you a letter from time to time,
I'll tell of lucky breaks and troubles, too;
They might be someone else's, they might be mine,
I might even say I'm comin' home to you.

So, it's goodbye to you, Marie, my love,
Maybe another place, another time;
For that big Toronto city is callin' me,
And I gotta leave the Maritimes behind.

I've been here in Toronto a year or more,
The money and the wine are flowin' free;
Yet sometimes when I'm alone
in the quiet of my room,
I think of Newfoundland, and my Marie.

So, it's goodbye to you, Marie, my love,
Maybe another place, another time;
For that big Toronto city is callin' me,
And I gotta leave the Maritimes behind.
And I gotta leave the Maritimes behind.

####.... Jury Krytiuk, Mark Altman and John Spence, Crown Vetch Music Ltd (CAPAC) ....####
This variant was arranged and recorded by Clayt Butt (Time And Tide, trk#1, 1999, CEC 196).

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A variant was recorded by Dick Nolan (Dick Nolan, RCA Victor KXLI-0096, Toronto, Ontario, 1975); and (The Best Of Dick Nolan, Sony BMG 82876-78296-2, 2006).

See more songs by Dick Nolan.

A variant was also recorded by John Barr aka "Little" John Cameron from Blantyre, Scotland and Torbay, NL [1943-2002] (Sit Down, Mr Music Man, trk#8, ©1967, Cynda Records, A Division of Boot Records, Toronto, Ontario, Distributed by London Records of Canada, Ltd).

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And a variant was recorded by George Hamilton, IV (Down East Country, trk#A.04, 1971, Camden LP CASX 2558).

The video below features a recording by Pat Hynes of Benoit's Cove, NL (Blue Fiddle Favourites Vol. 2, trk#9, 1995 Cassette, Independent, manufactured by SWC Productions, and recorded at Driftwood Studio, Corner Brook, NL).


#1805: YouTube video by SonOfLabrador
© 2011 ~ Used with permission ~


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