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A Soldier's Farewell

Translator: L. C. Elson

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Text Information

First Line: How can I bear to leave thee
Title: A Soldier's Farewell
Translator: L. C. Elson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Farewell, farewell, my own true love
Copyright: Public Domain


[When storms around are sweeping] (Plötz)

This tune is misattributed to Johanna Kinkel. She was a musician who composed a tune to her husband's (Johann Gottfried Kinkel) poem, "Des Lehnsmanns Abschied" or "Ritters Abschied", first line: "Weh dass wir scheiden müssen." Otto Plötz also composed a tune to this poem in 1859. Plötz's tune is…

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Hymn and Tune Book for Schools and Colleges #93

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Ocean Grove Christian Songs #143

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The Assembly Hymn and Song Collection #217

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The Chapel Hymnal #S26

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The Service Song Book #201

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