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
Jon, the trip is over now.
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. Farewell Ontario
Loose the bow rope from the pine. We’re off before the dawn.
Make sure nothing’s left behind. Jon, the trip is over now.
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. Farewell Ontario
Clear the sky like ne’er before. We’re off before the dawn.
Head wind’s up, so hug the shore. Jon, the trip is over now.
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. Farewell Ontario
Till we’re back one summer day. We’re off before the dawn.
When that’ll be well who can say? Jon, the trip is over now.
We’re off before the dawn to paddle
home to Minnesota.
We’re off before the dawn to paddle home.


Words and music by Bret Hesla.
© 2012 Bret Hesla. All rights reserved. Use with permission, please.
Licensed via OneLicense.net. Contact: Bret.hesla@gmail.com.

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