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Fare you well

Language: English

Ef I had wings like Nora's Dove
I’d fly up de river to the man I love.
Fare you well, O honey, fare you well.

One o' these days an' it won’t be long,
Call my name an' I’ll be gone.
Fare you well, O honey, fare you well.

'Member one night, a mizzlin' rain,
Roun' my heart I felt a pain;
Fare you well, O honey, fare you well.

Ef I had listen'd to what my mammy said,
I’d be at home in my mammy’s bed.
Fare you well, O honey, fare you well.

Nora = Noah
mizzlin' = raining lightly
mammy = mother

Submitted by Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2018-12-03.
Last modified: 2018-12-04 22:56:40
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