“The Last Farewell (The Lover's Return)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1932 (Henry)
Keywords: love separation return age infidelity
Found in: US(So)

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...."

References

  1. Randolph 761, "The Last Farewell" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  2. Randolph/Cohen, pp. 495,496 "The Last Farewell" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 761A)
  3. MHenry-Appalachians, pp. 152-153, "And So You Have Come Back to Me" (1 text)
  4. Spaeth-WeepMore, pp. 33-34, "Too Late" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. Roud #3590
  6. BI, R761