Far away! - my home is far away, Where the blue sea laves a mountain shore; In the woods I hear my brothers play, Midst the flowers my sister sings once more. Far away! Far away! my dreams are far away, When at midnight, stars and shadows reign; "Gentle child," my mother seems to say "Follow me where home shall smile again!" Far away! Far away! my hope is far away, Where love's voice young gladness may restore; - O thou dove! now soaring thro' the day, Lend me wings to reach that better shore, Far away!
Confirmed with National lyrics and songs for music by Felicia Hemans, Dublin: William Curry junior and Company; London: Simpkin and Marshall, 1834, Page 199.
- by Felicia Dorothea (Browne) Hemans (1793 - 1835), "Far Away", appears in National lyrics and songs for music, no. 61, Dublin: William Curry junior and Company; London: Simpkin and Marshall., first published 1834 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Ferdinand Freiligrath (1810 - 1876) , "Weit entfernt" ; composed by Gustav Hasse, Adolf Jensen.
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