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Fare Thee Well Love

words and music: Jimmy Rankin

 

Fare thee well love, fare thee well love!
Far away you must go.
Take your heart love, take your heart love.
Will we never meet again no more?

Far across love, far across love
o’er the mountains and country wide,
Take my heart love, take my heart love,
no one knows the tears I’ve cried.

Chorus:
So I’ll drink today love, I’ll sing to you love.
In pauper’s glory my time I’ll bide.
No home or ties love, a restless rover,
if I can’t have you by my side.

Oh come back love, oh come back love,
the sun and moon refuse to shine.
Since you’ve gone love, gone away love,
this lonely boy has had no peace of mind.

Chorus

Fare thee well love, fare thee well love
Far
away you must go!
Take my heart love, take your heart love,
will we never meet again no more?