From the recording Take Me to the Desert

Lyrics

So long, mother
I'm goin' away to sea
I'll return with the changin' season
Weep not for me
 
Send my best to miner's daughter
Who's goin' away to the city
She will come to know and love another
I will keep her in my dreams
I remember skin fair as the mornin'
I will keep her in my dreams
 
And, lo, the wind and waves will throw me
The beacon light beaten by the storm
Siren callin' out to tell me what my name was
I will find my way back home
Soil can never separate us
I will find my way back home
 
So long, mother
I'm goin' away to sea
I'll return with the changin' season
Weep not for me
Soil can never separate us
Weep not for me
Weep not for me