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Say farewell, and go!

Language: English

Look in my face, dear,
Once, as used to be;
Hold out you hand, dear,
Have no fear of me!
Shed no tears, mine will not start;
Thus, like friends, old loves should part.
O my Mary, my lost Mary,
Say farewell, and go.
Never to meet more
While day follow day;
Never to kiss more
Till our lips are clay.
Angry hearts grieve loud awhile,
Broken hearts are dumb or smile.
O my Mary, my lost Mary,
Say farewell, and go.

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)

Text added to the website: 2009-01-09.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:03
Line count: 16
Word count: 82

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