Farewell to Quebec

from by Chris Rawlings

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Recorded: 1989, Toronto, during a concert opening for Kate and Anna McGarrigle. English Quebecers who leave the province often discover their home roots are deeper than they think. Certainly I did. Now, and always, a proud Quebecois dual citizen.

lyrics

There's no harbour for regret
When my ship's sail is set
Though I fell the bitter wind
I do not foresake my friends
And the freedom that I seek
Oh I still find that within
Though I thought I'd ne'er say farewell to Quebec

Chorus:
And farewell to the people I love
Your music and song I keep with me on the trek
Though I thought I'd ne'er say farewell to Quebec

To see my family
So confused and distressed
And the ones that stay behind
More persued and oppresse
It's a matter of degree
But that is surely why we left
Though I thought I'd ne'er say farewell to Quebec

Chorus

This electric city's grey
On a sic and dingy day
As I close my eyes to dream
Of our acre of green
And the mountain city isle
I can return but for a while
Though I swore I'd ne'er say farewell to Quebec

Chorus

credits

from Autumn Gold, track released October 30, 2000
Ron Dann: Pedal Steel
David Woodhead: Bass
Mary Simpson: vocal harmony
Chris Rawlings: lead vocal and guitar

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