Goodbye
 


Citation

“Goodbye,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed December 1, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31554.


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Title

Goodbye

Description

This item is part of the I. G. Greer Folksong Collection which consists of more than 300 individual song titles and their variants as collected by Isaac Garfield Greer (1881-1967) from informants, primarily in Ashe, Wilkes and Watauga counties. The collection includes manuscripts, typescript transcriptions produced by Dr. Greer’s clerical staff, and handwritten musical notations. Songs range from traditional Child Ballads, traditional English and Scottish ballads as well as their American variants, to 19th century popular music to musical compositions of local origin.

Subject

Folk songs--United States
Farewells--Songs and music
Mothers--Songs and music

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

Transcription

Goodbye

Farewell, farewell is a lonely sound
And always brings a sigh,
But give to me that better world
That comes from the heart, goodbye.

Chorus
Farewell, farewell we hear it oft
With a tear, perhaps with a sigh.
But the heart feels most
When the lips move not
And the eyes speak a gentle goodbye.

Farewell, farewell is never heard when
The tear is in the Mother's eye
Adieu, adieu, she speaks it not
But, my child, goodbye, goodbye.
But, my child, goodbye, goodbye.

Chorus

Farewell, farewell may do for the gay
When pleasures throng is nigh
But give to me when loved ones part
That sweet old word, goodbye,-
That sweet old word, goodbye.

Chorus

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