American Old Time Song Lyrics: 46 The Last Farewell
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 46
THE LAST FAREWELL.
Copyright, 1895, by C. F. Albright.
Words and Music by Bert Hanna.
No words, fond heart, can ever tell the pain that lies In this farewell;
No balm can soothe this sad adieu, since I have learned to love but you.
Too short the days, when at thy feet. I listened to thy voice so sweet;
Too long the days will seem to me, when I am far away from thee.
Thus ends my dream of bliss, and it were best we part;
Here, with one farewell kiss, cheer my breaking heart;
Since in your breast to-day love does no longer dwell,
then it were best to say forevermore farewell.
What you have learned, I ne'er shall know, since I have learned to love you so;
And in my heart shall ever dwell the sadness of this last, farewell;
Thy smile, that has so often cheered my anxious heart when you appeared,
Shall ever as a mem'ry stay, to pain the heart it once made gay.-Refrain.
Within your heart, as in my own, I thought that love had reared her throne,
Whereat I worshipped only you, and you received my homage true;
But now, alas, the dream is o'er, and we must part forevermore;
The hope that once I dared to tell lies buried in this last farewell.-Refrain