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Thread #6051   Message #126928
Posted By: Joan
22-Oct-99 - 04:30 PM
Thread Name: Parting songs
Subject: Lyr Add: FARE YOU WELL, NOW (Billy Edd Wheeler)^^
This was written by Billy Edd Wheeler. The last verse appears on the cornerstone of Berea College, KY. I had it on my first Folk-Leg. recording, but must also have been recorded elsewhere in the '60s or '70s. j


Fare you well, now, my good people
Wherever you are, wherever you go,
Wherever you come from, wherever you're traveling,
I know your name.

They call you father, they call you mother
They call you sister, they call you brother,
They call you rich boy, they call you poor boy,
And I know your name.

I' have seen you in my travels
North and south, east and west,
You love freedom, man and woman,
And I know your name.

...And this I know:
God hath made of one blood
All the nations of mankind
To live as brothers on this earth--
So fare you well now--farewell brother--fare you well.

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