Lovers Farewell, Lyric Variant 02
 


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“Lovers Farewell, Lyric Variant 02,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed January 29, 2023, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31709.


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Title

Lovers Farewell, Lyric Variant 02

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
Unrequited love--Songs and music
Farewells--Songs and music
Grief--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

Lovers Farewell.

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.

Chorus:

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.

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