Shanty Boys

Shanty Boys

facebook twitter
World - Celtic | Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Total Song Plays: 913   
Member Since: 2005
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

Profile    Songs    Photos    Playlists    Comments    Connections    Endorsements   

Sign up for Broadjam today to follow Shanty Boys, and be notified when they upload new stuff or update their news!

Plays: 34
Play Song
Add To Playlist
Buy $0.99 Mp3 Download
Plays: 26
Play Song
Add To Playlist
Buy $0.99 Mp3 Download
Plays: 59
Play Song
Add To Playlist
Buy $0.99 Mp3 Download
Plays: 48
Play Song
Add To Playlist
Buy $0.99 Mp3 Download
Plays: 40
Play Song
Add To Playlist
Buy $0.99 Mp3 Download
Plays: 68
Play Song
Add To Playlist
Buy $0.99 Mp3 Download
Plays: 133
Play Song
Add To Playlist
Buy $0.99 Mp3 Download
Plays: 144
Play Song
Add To Playlist
Buy $0.99 Mp3 Download
Plays: 226
Play Song
Add To Playlist
Buy $0.99 Mp3 Download
Plays: 126
Play Song
Add To Playlist
Buy $0.99 Mp3 Download
Plays:

133

Song Description

I wanted to write a song about the Timber trade in the Ottawa Valley in the 1700's. A tribute song to the men that immigrated to a wild new country giving up most everything they knew.

Playlists this song is on:
Playlist CreatorPlaylist NameDate Added Reverse Sorted
Lyrics

Temagami Bound


Farewell to you my one true love
for I am Temagami bound.
In a few short days I put to sea,
far away from solid ground.
The sea may take my life, my love
but it won't break my heart.
I have no fear of death my love
but I fear the day we part

Me brother Mick, and Andrew Smith,
they too were Temagami bound.
It's been three years since they sailed away
and I haven't heard a sound.
They were on their way to that silver lake
by the light of a hungry moon.
And now the crop has failed again
and I will be there soon.

I've seen good men shake their heads,
when they were Temagami bound.
For that wild wild land has made men lost,
never to be found.
The shores are lined with crosses,
from men that step too slow.
They talk of slaves in that valley deep.
In this place that I must go.

Never lose faith in me my love,
because I'm Temagami bound.
I've lived for you when the bullets flew,
on a foreign battle ground.
I'll keep my wits about me.
It's all a man can do.
I promise this day to keep out of harm's way,
This I swear to you.

Prehaps the day may come my love,
when you are Temagami bound.
I'll send you the fare, when I settle down there,
in the nearest town.
I'll build you a home, I'll buy you fine clothes,
of the likes you've never seen.
I'll carve a kingdom out for us,
and you can be it's queen.

Song Length
4:11
Genres
Folk - Traditional, Folk - Rural
Tempo / Feel
Floating
Lead Vocal
Duet Male/Female
Moods
Heartbreaking, Distressed

Subject Matter
Long, Regret

Similar Artists
Jethro Tull, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Language
English
Era
1700 - 1799

Lyric Credits Pat Bourke
Music Credits Pat Bourke James Hrkach
Producer Credits Pat Bourke James Hrkach
Publisher Credits Pat Bourke
Performance Credits Pat Bourke James Hrkach
Label Credits Dacre Mountain