Historic Sheet Music Collection

Title

Good Bye

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1844

Comments

Second Edition
"Good Bye" or Farewell, Farewell is a Lonely Sound
Ballad
Composed & arranged for the piano forte by J.G. Engelbrecht

Baltimore. Published by Frederick D. Benteen.

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Lyrics

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 "good-bye".

second verse
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".

third verse
Adieu, adieu, we hear it oft
With a tear, perhaps 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"
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".

fourth verse
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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