From ewcalder (Wendy), via e-mail.
C. Smith & R. Smith
There's a place so dear to me
Nestled by the blue, blue sea,
Where the women folk are noted for their pie.
Where the sweet mayflower grows,
It's the home of the Bluenose,
Where you slumber to the Atlantic Lullaby
Fields so green and skies so blue,
Friendly folk will welcome you.
In her city where the famous gardens grow,
I remember well the charm
Of the lovely Northwest Arm
And the harbour watching the greatships come and go.
Where the breakers rock and roll
Till they stir your very soul
And the seagulls scream and circle t'ward the sky
Where lovers stroll beneath moonbeams in Nova Scotia,
Land of Dreams,
Where you slumber to the Atlantic Lullaby.
Ev'ryone who wants to rove
Loves to visit Peggy's Cove
Where a lighthouse sends its message out to sea.
Valley of Evangeline,
Where the poets love to dream,
And the beauty of the blossoms beckons me.
How I love the Cabot Trail,
Winding over hill and dale
In Cape Breton, with its scenery so fair;
Where a fellow takes a wife
And he loves her all his life--
Children singing, church bells ringing, God is there.
In the key of C; the chords would be C, F, G and G7.
The Nova Scotia Song Collection, researched, compiled and edited by Allister MacGillivray and scored for piano by John C. O'Donnell.
Here are Wendy's notes:
See if I can answer your questions.
Now the Atlantic Lullaby is written in the key of C. I have the music. I got the words from my songbook The Nova Scotia Song Collection, which was researched, compiled and edited by Allister MacGillivray and scored for piano by John C. O'Donnell. Mr. O'Donnell is the director for THE MEN OF THE DEEPS. Allister is of course famous for his songwriting. Atlantic Lullaby was written by C. Smith & R. Smith. Was recorded by Hank Snow as you know. Also recorded by George Hamilton IV, on "Down East Country," RCA and also by Dick Nolan, on his tape "Welcome Aboard."
The Bluenose is a famous sailing schooner that was built in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It took supplies from here to the West Indies and then it was a racing schooner. During a race, I don't know what year, it went down in a storm. A Bluenose II was built later, in the late 50's or early 60's, to replace this one, an exact replica. It was built in Lunenburg and some of the builders still possessed the age-old know-how to build this ship. Many were part of the original Bluenose team. The Bluenose II is now an ambassador for Nova Scotia and sails all over the world. It is docked at the waterfront in Halifax and some summers you can sail on it and go on tours. It hires university students for the summer.
I am originally from Port Hawkesbury, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Yes you may credit my name if you want to. Glad to be of help to you. Keep in touch.