words ©George Jacobi 2018
music “Farewell to Tarwathie”
Farewell to those hoboes a riding the rails
And to the lone cowboy, his hot dusty trail.
So long, it’s been good to know you so well
The depth of affection no tongue can tell.
Goodbye old Miami, sweet Nantucket, Mass
New York and New Orleans, all things must pass.
Adieu Turtle Island, like eagles we fly.
The tide has been turning, the moment is nigh.
Adios, mes amigos, Alamo, Amazon
To Midway and Gettysburg, Martin and John.
One small step for mankind, Challenger crew
Vaya con Dios, Sandy Hook, too.
Farewell to America, land of the free
Your sons and your daughters now gone to the sea.
To capture the past is too much for a song
Farewell to America, we sail at dawn.