THE LAST FAREWELL

There's a ship lies rigged and ready in the harbor
Tomorrow for old England she sails
Far away from your land of endless sunshine
To my land thatīs full of rainy skies and gales

And I shall be aboard that ship tomorrow
Though my heart is full of tears at this farewell

For you are beautiful and I have loved you dearly
More dearly than the spoken word can tell.


I've heard there's a wicked war a-blazing
And the taste of war I know so very well
Even now I see the foreign flag a-raising
(a-raising)
Their guns on fire as we sail into hell
I have no fear of death, it brings no sorrow
But how bitter will be this last farewell

For you are beautiful and I have loved you dearly
More dearly than the spoken word can tell.

Though death and darkness gather all about me
And my ship be torn apart upon the seas
I shall smell again the fragrance of these islands
(these islands)
And the heaving waves that brought me once to thee (whoa-whoa-whoa)
And should I return safe home again to England
I shall watch the English mist roll through the dale.

For you are beautiful and I have loved you dearly
More dearly than the spoken word can tell.
For you are beautiful and I have loved you dearly
More dearly than the spoken word can tell.