Native Land, Farewell

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SSAATTBB a cappella
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Text: Samuel Francis Smith (1808-1895)

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Yes, my native land, I love thee,
All thy scenes I love them well;
Friends, connections, happy country;
Can I bid you all farewell;
Can I leave thee, Can I leave thee,
Far in distant lands to dwell?

Home! thy joys are passing lovely!
Joys no stranger heart can tell!
Happy home! 'tis sure I love thee!
Can I, can I say farewell?
Can I leave thee, can I leave thee,
Far in distant lands to dwell?

Holy scenes of joy and gladness
Every fond emotion swell,
Can I banish heartfelt sadness
While I bid my home farewell?
Can I leave thee, can I leave thee,
Far in distant lands to dwell?

Yes, I hasten from you gladly,
From the scenes I loved so well!
Far away, ye billows, bear me;
Lovely, native land, farewell!
Pleased I leave thee, Pleased I leave thee,
Far in distant lands to dwell?

Bear me on, thou restless ocean;
Let the winds my canvas swell--
Heaves my heart with warm emotion,
While I go far hence to dwell.
Glad I bid thee, Glad I bid thee,
Native land, farewell! Farewell!

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