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A CANADIAN BOAT SONG; WRITTEN ON THE RIVER ST. LAWRENCE, by         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Faintly as tolls the evening chime
Last Line: The rapids are near, and the daylight's past!
Alternate Author Name(s): Little, Thomas
Subject(s): Boats; Canada; St. Lawrence River; Canadians


FAINTLY as tolls the evening chime,
Our voices keep tune and our oars keep time
Soon as the woods on shore look dim,
We'll sing at St. Ann's our parting hymn.
Row, brothers, row! the stream runs fast,
The rapids are near, and the daylight's past!

Why should we yet our sail unfurl?
There is not a breath the blue wave to curl!
But, when the wind blows off the shore,
Oh! sweetly we'll rest our weary oar.
Blow, breezes, blow! the stream runs fast,
The rapids are near, and the daylight's past!

Utawas tide! this trembling moon
Shall see us float over thy surges soon.
Saint of this green isle! hear our prayers,
Oh! grant us cool heavens and favouring airs.
Blow, breezes, blow! the stream runs fast,
The rapids are near, and the daylight's past!





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