Historic Sheet Music Collection


Good Bye!

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"Unexcelled Edition"

Words by G.J. Whyte-Melville, Music by F. Paolo Tosti; Published by The Standard Music Publishing Co. 1020 Market Street Philadelphia.


  1. “Try this on your piano” advertisement, words and music by Richard L. Weaver, Opus 2005. Page 2.

  2. “Sweetheart of My Dreams” by Charles H. Maskell, words by Arthur J. Lamb. Back Page.


[Verse 1]
Falling leaf, and fading tree,
Lines of white in a sullen sea,
Shadows rising on you and me;
Shadows rising on you and me;
The swallows are making them ready to fly,
Wheeling out on a windy sky
Good bye, Summer! Good bye, good bye, summer! Good bye, Good bye!
Hush! A voice from the far away!
“Listen and learn,”
It seems to say,
“All the tomorrows shall be as today.”
“All the tomorrows shall be as today”
The cord is frayed, the curse is dry,
The link must break, and the lamp must die
Goodbye, to hope!
Goodbye, goodbye!
Goodbye to hope! Goodbye, Goodbye!
What are we waiting for? Oh! My heart!
Kiss me straight on the brows!
And just!
Again! my heart! my heart!
What are we waiting for, you and I?
A pleading look a stifled cry
Goodbye, forever!
Goodbye, forever!
Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye!



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