Farewell! Old Cottage

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Melody - Stephen Foster, 1851; Seq. by Benjamin R. Tubb
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Stephen Foster, 1851

Farewell! old cottage,
You and I must part:
I leave your faithful shelter
With a poor breaking heart.
The stranger, in his might,
Hath cast our lot in twain;
The term of our delight
Must close in parting pain.
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|: Farewell! old cottage, :|
You and I must part:
I leave your faithful shelter
With a poor breaking heart.
Farewell! old cottage,
Memory still in thralls
The loved ones of my childhood
In your time-beaten walls.
Here my brother played
In pride of health and youth,
Here my sister prayed
In purity and truth.
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3. Farewell! old cottage,
Oft times from afar
Yon window light hath served me
As a loved guiding star,
And cheered a heart that longed
To join the household mirth
Where happy faces thronged
A hospitable hearth.
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