Historic Sheet Music Collection

Title

Good Bye

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1844

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“Good Bye”

Ballad

Composed & Arranged for the Piano Forte

By J.C. Engelbrecht.

Baltimore: Published by Miller & Beacham (1844)

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[Verse 1]
Farewell, farewell is a lonely sound
And always brings a sigh,
But give to me when lov’d ones part,
That sweet old word, “good-bye,”
That sweet old word, “good-bye,”
That sweet old word, “good-bye,”
But give to me when lov’d ones part,
That good old word “goodbye.”

[Verse 2]
Farewell, farewell, may do for the gay
When pleasure’s throng is nigh,
But give to me that better word
That comes from the heart, “good-bye,”
That comes from the heart, “good-bye,”
That comes from the heart, “good-bye,”
But give to me that better word
That comes from the heart, “good-bye.”

[Verse 3]
Adieu, adieu, we hear it oft
With a tear, perhaps with a sigh,
But the heart feels most when the lips move not,
And the eye speaks the gentle “good-bye,”
And the eye speaks the gentle “good-bye,”
But the heart feels most when the lips move not,
And the eye speaks the gentle “good-bye.”

[Verse 4]
Farewell, farewell is never heard
When the tear’s in the Mother’s eye,
Adieu, adieu, she speaks it not,
But my love “good-bye,” “good-bye,”
But my love “good-bye,” “good-bye,”
But my love “good-bye,” “good-bye,”
Adieu, adieu, she speaks it not,
But my love “good-bye,” “good-bye.”

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