Adieu, dear native land (William Vincent Wallace)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-03-13). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 138 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
First published: 1852 William Hall and Sons, New York
Original text and translations
Adieu, adieu, dear native land!
We leave thy happy shore,
Farewell, ye kind and friendly band,
With constant heart and generous hand!
Who ne'er may see us more.
Tho' rolling oceans may divide,
Tho' endless years may intervene,
Still hearts that grew up side by side
Change not with change of scene.
The trusting heart, so long our own,
The eye whose glance was joy to see,
Shall ever in our memory live
'Til life shall cease to be.
Where'er we roam,
Whate'er our lot,
Those loving hearts that falter not,
Shall never be forgot.