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Book TitleAuthorDateNotes
Song TitleAdieu, my native land
Roud No.2060
Collected FromUnknown
LocationUnknown
CountyUnknown
Collected ByWilliams, Alfred
Alternative Title
Tune
Date
Source PrimaryWSRO: 2598/36 Packet 5 - Miscellaneous: Williams, A: MS collection No Mi 522
Source SecondaryUnpublished
Recording
 
Song Lyrics
Verse 1

Adieu, my native land adieu!
The vessel spreads her swelling sails,
Perhaps I never more may view
Your fertile fields, your flowery dales;
Delusive hope can charm no more,
Far from the faithless maid I roam,
Unfriended seek some foreign shore,
Unpitied leave my peaceful home.

Chorus

Adieu, my native land adieu!
The vessel spreads her swelling sails,
Perhaps I never more may view
Your fertile fields, your flowery dales;

Verse 2

Farewell, dear village! Oh, farewell!
Soft in the gale thy murmur dies,
I hear thy solemn evening bell,
Thy spires yet glad my aching eyes;
Though frequent falls the dazzling tear,
I scorn to think of fate's decree;
And think not, cruel maid, that e'er
I'll breath another sigh for thee.

Chorus

Verse 3

In vain, through shades of frowning night,
Mine eyes thy rocky coast explore,
Deep sinks the fiery orb of light,
I view the beacons now no more.
Rise, billows, rise! Blow hollow wind -
Nor night, nor storms, nor death I fear -
But friendly bear me hence to find
That peace which fate denies me here.

Chorus
 
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Notes
Transcribed and edited by Chris Wildridge, 2007.

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