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Slim Whitman - The Last Farewell

  • Artist: Slim Whitman ( Otis Dewey Whitman, Jr.)
  • Also performed by: Roger Whittaker
  • Album: Songs I Love to Sing
English
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The Last Farewell

There's a ship lies rigged and ready in the harbor
Tomorrow for old England she sails
Far away from your land of endless sunshine
To my land full of rainy skies and gales
And I shall be aboard that ship tomorrow
Though my heart is full of tears at this farewell
 
For you are beautiful, and I have loved you dearly
More dearly than a spoken word could tell
For you are beautiful, and I have loved you dearly
More dearly than a spoken word could tell
 
I heard there's a wicked war a-blazing
And the taste of war I know so very well
Even now I see the foreign flag a-raising
Their guns on fire as we sail into hell
I have no fear of death, it brings no sorrow
But how bitter will be the last farewell
 
For you are beautiful, and I have loved you dearly
More dearly than a spoken word could tell
For you are beautiful, and I have loved you dearly
More dearly than a spoken word could tell
 
Though death and darkness gather all about me
And my ship be torn apart upon the seas
I shall smell again the fragrance of these islands
In the heaving waves that brought me once to thee
And should I return safe home again to England
I shall watch the English mist roll through the dell
 
For you are beautiful, and I have loved you dearly
More dearly than a spoken word could tell
For you are beautiful, and I have loved you dearly
More dearly than a spoken word could tell
 
Submitted by BurgholdBurghold on Thu, 12/09/2019 - 09:35
Thanks!

 

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