by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation by Maude Valérie White (1855 - 1937)

A farewell song
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Farewell, farewell, for I must go,
Must part from her my heart loves so;
But ere I say good bye, good bye,
I'll leave my heart in hers for aye.

For the dear God in Heaven above
Looks kindly down on all true love
And therefore gave my heart to thee
And bless'd thy faithful love for me.

And I'll return within the year,
For none but those who love thee dear
Know how it hurts to part with thee;
Good bye, my love, remember me!


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Researcher for this text: Johann Winkler

This text was added to the website: 2020-11-10
Line count: 12
Word count: 86