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The Passage Bird's Farewell

One of sixty-eight pieces bound in “The Shower of Pearls : A collection of the most beautiful duets, for two sopranos, soprano and alto, soprano and tenor, soprano and bass, and tenor and bass, arranged with an accompaniment for the piano-forte.”

Boston. Published by Oliver Ditson & Co. 277 Washington Street

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Ah, once how fair, both wood and lawn,
But now so dull the world has grown!
'Tis gone, the joyous summer time,
And sorry winter sends its rime
'Tis gone, the joyous summer time
And sorry winter sends its rime

With verdant shelter every where
we knew not sadness, had no care,
The sun shone clear, we sang away
In mirth and joy the live-long day,
In mirth and joy the livelong day
Now we poor birds, our sorrow's come;
The leaves are gone, we have no home;
To seek one 'neath a warmer sky, We far away from here must fly,
We far away from here must fly,
To seek a home 'neath warmer sky.



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