A kind good-night (John Franklin Kinsey)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-06)  CPDL #76990:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-06).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 427 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: A Kind Good-night
Composer: John Franklin Kinsey
Lyricist: Ananias J. Krider
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1890 The Echo Music Co.

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Original text and translations

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We part again with cheery, smiling faces,
While in our hearts the sad refrain we sing;
We ne’er may meet again in pleasant places,
And ne’er again our parting praises bring.

A kind good-night we give to all at parting,
Your motto may it ever be the right;
Goodnight, and if the parting be forever,
We give to all a long farewell: Good-night.

We part again, but not with heartless strangers,
But grasp the hand as we have done before;
We pray that each be guarded from all dangers,
Who hear our last goodnight song o’er and o’er.

Good-night, good-night, until again we meet you,
Our golden watchword ever keep in sight;
And if we ne’er again may hope to greet you,
Then must we meet to say no more: good-night.