The song is from a show called The Rise And Follies Of Cape Breton Island about 1981 and I will try this from memory. It's a funny thing, last week when I was watching the news about the "flink" this song was going through my head constantly. I hope that PEI fares better than CBI did.
(by A. MacDonald & J. Gillis)
From where the sun rises to where the sun sets.
They leave this fair isle for the gold of the west
There's many a young heart that's filled with regret
For in seeking to find, they find something less.
So piper, pipe a lament sad and low
For on the 'Road to the Isles' the wrong way I go
Leaving behind me all that I know
The highland's high, and the lowland's low
CHORUS: The Canso Causeway's a wonder they say
But it's mainland rock and mainland clay
Many do come but they don't plan to stay
It was built for going away
As I cross the strait, a mile or so strand
I look to the woods, the dark timber stand
And deep in my heart, though I can't understand
Why I break my heart to find work with my hands
Oh, the Canso Causeway's a wonder they say
I wish it were sand covered over with clay
Then the water and weather will wear it away
And on Cape Breton Island forever I'd stay. CHORUS