MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada
Katie I'm bound for the Sea
Albert DeWitt NFLD 2 Tape 1A Track 5
Tors Cove Audio:

Leach: Okay

DeWitt (sings):

Katie I’m bound to the sea
Cross over the briny main
Dear Katie I’ll be faithful unto you
Till the winds of fortune rock me home again


Text: The singer sings only one verse of this song that tells of a seaman who says that he will be faithful to his true love when he is away and promises to return home to her.

Tune: This single verse is sung in a 6/8 major mode.

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