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> Farewell To Ol' Alberta,, you oil soacked dirt
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oldraven 
Posted: 27-Apr-2006, 05:41 PM
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Farewell to Alberta

Farewell to ol' Alberta, you oil soaked dirt
Let your mountains tall and rocky be
For when I am far away by the brimy ocean tanned
Will you ever heave a sigh or a wish for me?

The sun was setting in the west
The birds were singing on the last few trees
All nature seemed inclined for to rest
But still there was no rest for me

I grieve to leave this money makin' land
I grieve to leave my comrades all
With no parents 'round, whom I held so dear
And no bonny, bonny lassie that I love so well

The Jeep packed up and the tail pipe sings
My wife she calls, I must obey
So farewell, farewell to 'ol Alberta's charm
For it's early in the morning, I'll be far, far away

I have two brothers and they never rest
One lucky he never need drive here
But a poor and simple drafter just like me
Must run far away just to view the pure blue sea

Ok, that's about all the shanty tunes you guys can handle. wink.gif Anyway, I'm off. Yes, I'm finally moving home to Nova Scotia. A few of you know that Ange and Coira are already there, so they'll be my light at the end of the tunnel. Today is my last day of work, and until I'm situated back east, I won't be getting online. Saturday we start driving, and hopefully we'll be there by Friday. So I'll catch you guys on the flipside. smile.gif


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Posted: 27-Apr-2006, 06:06 PM
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Have a safe journey and let us know you've arrived safely.


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Posted: 27-Apr-2006, 09:04 PM
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Safe journeys, OldRaven, and a sweet Homecoming! hug.gif

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Posted: 27-Apr-2006, 11:23 PM
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Congrats on going home!!! Safe journey and I'll hopefully be able to take you up on the bbq offer in the future.


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Posted: 28-Apr-2006, 06:14 AM
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Congrats or. I didn't know you were moving back home. What a beautiful time of year to return.

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Posted: 28-Apr-2006, 09:22 AM
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Safe journey! As beautiful as I know both places are, I think you're going to the better one. (Maybe that's just an old New Englander with Acadian roots talking.) Yes, it is a lovely time to be coming home to the sea. I wish you all much joy of it. smile.gif
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Posted: 28-Apr-2006, 03:37 PM
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Safe trip to you oldraven..let us know when you get settled in..

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Posted: 02-May-2006, 11:12 AM
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god's country!!!!lucky you......safe trip and safe unpacking, things do shift!!!!


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