Twa weavers/Canadian boat song

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For other versions of this work, see A Canadian Boat Song.
The Twa Weavers  (1825) 
Canadian Boat Song by Thomas Moore

Dated from internal and external evidence.


Faintly as tolls the ev’ning chime,
Our voices keep tune and our oars keep time,
Soon as the woods on shore look dim,
We’ll sing at Saint Ann’s our parting hymn.
Row, brother’s, row, the stream run’s fast
The rapids are near, and the day-light’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, &c.

Utawa tide, this trembling moon
Shall see us float over thy surges soon:
Saint of this green isle, hear our prayer,
Grant us cool heavens and favouring air,
Blow, breezes, blow, &c.

This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.