Last Farewell, The (The Lover's Return)

DESCRIPTION: "So at last you have come back Since time at last has set you free...." The singer recalls his old love for the other -- but concludes that it is all over now: "No, no, you must not take my hand; God never gives us back our youth...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1932 (Henry)
KEYWORDS: love separation return age infidelity
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Randolph 761, "The Last Farewell" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Randolph/Cohen, pp. 495,496 "The Last Farewell" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 761A)
MHenry-Appalachians, pp. 152-153, "And So You Have Come Back to Me" (1 text)
Owens-1ed, pp. 154-155, "Too Late" (1 text, 1 tune)
Owens-2ed, pp. 94-95, "Too Late" (1 text, 1 tune)
Spaeth-WeepMore, pp. 33-34, "Too Late" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #3590
File: R761

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