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Farewell, farewell, thou noisy town

Language: English

Farewell, farewell, thou noisy town,
Thou scene of restless glare;
Thine hours no real pleasures crown,
No peace, no love is there.
How dull thy splendid ev'nings close!
How sad thy joys to me!
Thy hollow smiles, thy rival shows,
And all thy misery.

But welcome to my longing eyes,
Dear objects ever new,
My rural cot, you varying skies,
Streams, woods, amd mountains blue!
With these my humble spirits finds
Health, liberty, and rest,
The silent joys of simple minds,
And leisure to be blest.

Translation(s): GER ITA

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Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


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

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (G. Pertz) , title unknown
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Addio, addio, città rumorosa", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2006-01-11.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:13
Line count: 16
Word count: 86

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