Adieu, dear native land (William Vincent Wallace)

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  • (Posted 2021-03-13)  CPDL #63446:        
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-03-13).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 138 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Adieu, dear native land
Composer: William Vincent Wallace
Lyricist: Henry Cood Watson

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1852 William Hall and Sons, New York

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Original text and translations

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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.