heading for halifax lyrics – celtic folk

heading for halifax

g d g c
late spring the leaves have turned green,
g em d
and there’s sheep on the hill side, there’s birds on the wing.
g d c g
over my shoulder the last time i’m seeing,
d c g
the old home all weathered and grey
g d g c
we talked till three, my father and me,
g em d
and the fiddle tunes flowed like the pure margaree,
g d c g
“never forget who you are,son”, said he.
d c g
as i followed my brothers away.

chorus:

em
and i’m heading for halifax to see what’s to spare,
d
in the way of some work and if there’s nothing there,
em
it’s toronto, out west, to god only knows where,
c g d
but there’s bound to be friends from back home.

g d g c
one thing i know, wherever i go,
g em d
my heart’s in cape breton it will always be so.
g d c g
whenever the fiddler he rosens his bow,
d c g
my first and last thoughts are of home.

cho.

/ celtic folk lyrics