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Parted

Language: English

Dearest, our day is over --
    Ended, the dream divine.
You must go back to your life;
    I must go back to mine.

Back to the joyless duties,
    Back to the fruitless tears.
Loving and yet divided
    All through the empty years.

            How can I live without you?
            How can I let you go?
            I that you loved so well, dear --
                You that I worship so,
                You that I worship so.

Dearest, the night is passing.
    Waneth the trembling moon.
Hark!  how the wind ariseth.
    Morn will be here so soon.

Tell me again you love me --
    Kiss me on lips and brow.
Love of my soul, I love you.
    How can I leave you now?

            How can I live without you?
            How can I let you go?
            I that you loved so well, dear --
                You that I worship so,
                You that I worship so.
            I that you loved so well, dear --
                You that I worship so.


Submitted by Jeffrey Manley

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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: 2009-09-09.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:42
Line count: 28
Word count: 156

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