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Fairwell! Old Cottage
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(published by Firth, Pond & Co., N.Y., 1851)
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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.
Refrain:
Farewell! old cottage,
Farewell! old cottage,
You and I must part:
I leave your faithful shelter
With a poor breaking heart.
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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.
Refrain:
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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