by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864)

Farewell mother dear
Language: English 
Farewell! mother dear, I go 
Where loved ones never can be parted. 
We will meet again I know; 
Be not weeping and won hearted. 

Last night I dreamed of thee 
Saying pleasant things to me; 
Still again those vigils keep 
While I lay me gently down to sleep. 

Oh!  Farewell, mother dear, I go 
Where loved ones never can be parted. 
We will meet again I know; 
Be not weeping and down hearted. 

Weep not mother dear for me 
When I'm laid underneath the willow; 
I'll keep guard upon thy soul; 
Thou hast guarded o'er my pillow. 

Far in a radiant land 
I will join a sister band 
They are singing a sweet refrain 
I am called:  Farewell!  we meet again. 

Oh!  Farewell, mother dear, I go 
Where loved ones never can be parted. 
We will meet again I know; 
Be not weeping and downhearted.

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This text was added to the website: 2015-12-26
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Word count: 145