Lovers Farewell, Lyric Variant 02
One leaf, typewritten on the front side. The document was laminated. Each corner was folded into the laminate. There is some minor staining of unknown origin at the lower left corner. There is one textual correction, to the title.
Folk songs -- United States Unrequited love -- Songs and music Farewells -- Songs and music Grief -- Songs and music
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Farewell, since all is over
We part never more to see
May the waters of life deeply cover
Each feeling which once was in me.
Vain are the vows w e have plighted.
Oh that we never had met!
Love's a flower that blooms to be blighted
And the stars of hope arise but to set.
In crowds I will plunge to forget thee,
And I'll pass mid the festive and gay
But this heart ever lives to regret thee,
As the weary dreams of life fade away.
If ever you should give to another
That heart which you said once was mine,
May your love ever be as a sisters,
And a brother's love will ever be thine.