DESCRIPTION: "Dear friends farewell, how do you tell, Since you and I must part? I am going away and here you stay, But still we are joined in heart. Your love to me has been most free, Your conversation sweet. How can I bear to journey where With you I cannot meet?"
EARLIEST DATE: 1944 (Morris, Southern Folklore Quarterly 8)
KEYWORDS: separation clergy
FOUND IN: US(SE,So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Morris, #97, "Minister's Farewell" (1 short text, 1 tune)
cf. "Now Our Meeting Is Over" (lyrics)
NOTES: This has so much in common with "Now Our Meeting Is Over" that I have to think they are mutually dependent. But with only two texts (Morris's and one in the John Quincy Wolf Arkansas collection), both very short, telling the exact nature of the connection is almost impossible. - RBW
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