Historic Sheet Music Collection


Henry Werner

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St. Louis: Balmer & Weber (1852)

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[Verse 1, English]
Adieu dear land,
With beauty teeming,
Where first I rov’d a careless child;
Of thee my heart
Will e’er be dreaming,
Thy snow clad peaks and mountains wild.
Dear land!
That I cherish.
Oh! Long mays’t thou flourish;
My mem’ry must perish
E’re I forget thee.
La la la la la la la la

[Verse 2, English]
Far from my home,
I soon must wander,
In stranger land, be doom’d to dweel
O! best beloved!
My heart grows fonder,
While thus I breath my last farewell,
Receive this sad token,
I leave thee, heartbroken,
Our parting is spoken,
Belov’d one farewell
La la la la la la la la la

[Verse 1, German]
Von meine Berge muss I steige
Wo’s gar so lieblich ist und schӧn
Kann nimmer in de Heimath
Bleibe muss doch zum Deindel noch mal gehn.
Jo li lo li

[Verse 2, German]
B’hu et di Gott mei liebe
En gel gibe mir no a mal die
Hand gar lang’wirst mi
Ja nimma she’n den I roas
In a frem dea Land,
Jo li o li


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