Emmett’s farewell, song

Maggie McGee, singing in English
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Farewell love farewell love I’m now going to leave you
The pale moon is shedding her last beams on me
In truth I do swear that I ne’er did see you
For next to my heart is green Erin the brave
Come near to my bosom my first and fond true love
And cherish this heartbeat beats strong for thee
And let my cold grave with true love be strewn love
I die for my country green Erin the brave.

Oh never again in light we’ll roam brave
When birds are at rest or stars do they shine
Oh never again will I kiss thy sweet lips love
Or wander by streamlet with your hand pressed in mine
Oh … should you love make you forget me
Oh give me a promise before that I die
That you’ll come to my grave when all others forsake me
And there with the soft wind pray sigh.

My hour is approaching let me take one last look love
And gaze on my pure beauty till my soul does depart
Let the ringlet fall down on my face and my brow love
Draw near till I press you to this … heart
Farewell love farewell love the words are now spoken
The pale moon no longer is shining for me
Farewell love farewell I hear the bells tolling
Never more in this wide world young Emmett you’ll see.