MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada
To my Home In The Forest Let Me Go
Richard Pennell NFLD 2 Tape 5A Track 2
Trepassey Audio:

Leach: All right. Let her go.
Tom Pennell (sings):

Let me go to my far distant home in the West
To the scenes of my youth l like the best
Where the tall cedars are and the bright waters flow
To my home in the forest, white man let me go
To my home in the forest, white man let me go.

Let me go to the hills and the valleys so fair
Where oft l have greeted my own mountaineer

(Noise on tape here obscures words: 2 verses missing)

And there through the forest with quiver and bow
And hunted the wild deer, oh, there let me go
I've hunted the wild deer, oh, there let me go.

Let me go to my father, by whose valiant side,
At times l have sported in the height of my pride
And _______ to conquer the insolent foe
To my father the chieftain, white man, let me go
To my father the chieftain, white man, let me go.

And it's on, let me go to my dark eyes maid
Who oft taught me love beneath the willow shade
Whose heart's like the fawn and as pure as the snow
And she loves her dear Indian, to her let me go
And she loves her dear Indian, to her let me go.

And it's, oh, let me go to my fair forest home
And never again will l wish to roam
And there let my body in ashes lie low
To my home in the forest, white man, let me go
To my home in the forest, white man, let me go.


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