The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6051   Message #34853
Posted By: Joe Offer
14-Aug-98 - 02:39 PM
Thread Name: Parting songs
Subject: Lyr Add: FAREWELL! BUT WHENEVER (Thomas Moore)
OK, Alice, I found
“Farewell! - but whenever you welcome the hour,
That awakens the night-song of mirth in your bower,
Then think of the friend who once welcomed it too,
And forgot his own griefs to be happy with you.”


Long, long be my heart with such memories fill'd!
Like the vase in which roses have once been distill'd:
You may break, you may shatter the vase if you will,
But the scent of the roses will hang round it still.

-Thomas Moore, Farewell! But Whenever
That's all I could find on the Web. Did you offer to post the lyrics and tune for us?
-Joe Offer-