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The Brides Farewell
The words by Miss M.L. Beevor
Composed by Thos. Williams

Boston. Published by C. Bradlee Washington Street

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Farewell Mother tears are streaming
Down thy pale and tender cheek
I in gem and roses beaming
Scarce this sad farewell may speak
Farewell Mother now I leave thee
Hope and fear my bosom swell
One to trust who may deceive me
Farewell Mother fare thee well

Farewell Father thou art smiling
Yet there's sadness on thy brow
Winning me from that beguiling
Tenderness to which I go
Farewell Father thou didst bless me
Ere my lips thy name could tell
He may wound who can caress me
Father, Guardian fare thee well

Farewell Sister thou art twining
Round me in affection deep
Wishing joy but ne'er divining
Why a "blessed bride" should weep
Farewell brave and gentle Brother
Thou more dear than words can tell
Father! Mother! Sister! Brother!
All belov'd ones fare yewell


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