To Fogo I Left Behind

When I leave this harbor
tomorrow, across the wide
ocean to go. I leave behind
my love ones, and everyone
that I love so.

Farewell to old shores of Fogo,
farewell my one true friend.
Wherever I may be I'll always
be true to thee.

The fishing is no more, so
away from these shores I must
go. To look for work
wherever it may be.
I'm so sad to be
leaving behind my dear family.

There's a dark cloud of sorrow
hanging over me. There's a lot of
weight on my mind, for I know
there's a family loving me truly
In old Fogo I'm leaving behind.

Caville Tarrant

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