“My Dear, I'm Bound for Canady”


"My dear I'm bound for Canady; Love Sally we must part." Sally asks Willie to stay; "you'll find employment here" but he leaves St John's; he will marry her within three years. But the song ends "every honest decent young man Don't leave his girl behind"


To understand this song, it is important to recall that Newfoundland did not become part of Canada until after World War II. - RBW


  1. Greenleaf/Mansfield 154, "My Dear, I'm Bound for Canady" (1 text)
  2. Leach-Labrador 85, "Bound for Canada" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Lehr/Best 82, "My Dear, I'm Bound for Canaday" (1 text, 2 tunes)
  4. Roud #4411
  5. BI, GrMa154


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1929 (Greenleaf/Mansfield)
Found in: Canada(Newf)