Wilt Thou Be Gone, Love?

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Melody - Stephen C. Foster, 1851; Seq. by Werner Tomaschewski
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William Shakespeare

Wilt thou be gone, wilt thou be gone, love, gone, love, from me?
Stay! ítis the Nightingale that sings in yonder tree.
Deem not ítis the Lark, love; day is not near;
Believe me, ítis the Nightingale whose song hath pierced thine ear.
Wilt then be gone, wilt thou be gone, love, wilt thou be gone from me?
I must be gone, love, I must be gone from thee.
Stay! ítis the Nightingale that sings in yonder tree.
íTis not the Nightingale that sings in yonder tree.
Love, ítis the Nightingale, love, ítis the Nightingale, love, ítis the Nightingale that sings in yonder tree.
íTis the Lark, ítis the Lark, ítis the Lark, ítis the Lark, love, that sings in yonder tree.
Wilt them be gone, wilt thou be gone, love, gone, love, from me gone, love, from me?
I must be gone, I must be gone, love, gone, love, from thee gone, love, from thee.

2. It is the Lark, the herald of the morn, love; no Nightingale.
See! the clouds are brightíning, the stars are growing pale
Day is on yon mountain top that veils the eastern sky
I must be gone and live, love, or stay thee and die I must be
Wilt thou be gone, love, wilt thou be gone from me?
Gone, I must be gone, love, I must be gone from thee.
Stay! ítis the Nightingale that sings in yonder tree.
ítis not the Nightingale that sings in yonder tree.
Love, ítis the Nightingale, love, ítis the Nightingale, love, ítis the Nightingale that sings in yonder tree.
íTis the Lark, ítis the Lark, ítis the Lark, ítis the Lark, love, that sings in yonder tree.
Wilt thou be gone, wilt thou be gone, love, wilt thou be gone, love, from me?
I must be gone, I must be gone, love, I must be gone, love, from thee.

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