Farewell Ontario

The last morning of a two-week canoe paddle in the Canadian wilderness, Quetico Provincial Park.

Farewell Ontario
Copyright © 2012 Bret Hesla. bret.hesla@gmail.com

1. Pull your boots on wet and cold
Farewell Ontario
Boil the coffee black and bold
We’re off before the dawn.
Strike your tent and get it rolled
Farewell Ontario
We’re off before the dawn to paddle
home to Minnesota.
We’re off before the dawn to paddle home.

2. Load the boat up one last time.
Loose the bow rope from the pine.
Make sure nothing’s left behind.
We’re off before the dawn to paddle
home to Minnesota.
We’re off before the dawn to paddle home.

3. One look back and then no more.
Clear the sky like ne’er before.
Head wind’s up, so hug the shore
We’re off before the dawn to paddle
home to Minnesota.
We’re off before the dawn to paddle home.

4. Dear to us your lakes will stay
Till we’re back one summer day
When that’ll be well who can say?
We’re off before the dawn to paddle
home to Minnesota.
We’re off before the dawn to paddle home.

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