A long farewell (Thomas Norris)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2019-08-27).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 68 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Title: A long farewell
Composer: Thomas Norris
Lyricist: Anon, probably the composercreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1775
Warren's Collection of vocal harmony

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Original text and translations

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A long farewell, since we must part,
Accept this last adieu;
Yet be assured the faithful heart
Shall still remain with you.

True as the soul of constancy
And just as e'er was friend,
Who would not fawn through fallacy
Or flatter for an end.

Though time and absence can employ
The never-wearied eye;
Still in my mind will I enjoy
A form that ne'er can die.

Thy dear idea, best belov'd,
Is there for ever plac'd;
Which ne'er shall be by time remov'd
Or objects new defac'd.