Fond Affection

(1952)

"Fond Affection" is the seventh song of Ernst Bacon's song cycle Quiet Airs. The text is by an anonymous author.

Fond Affection
(Anonymous text)


The world's so wide I cannot cross it,
The sea's so deep I cannot wade,
I'll just go hire me a little boatman
To row me across the stormy tide.
I give you back your ring and letters,
And the picture I have loved so well
And henceforth we will meet as strangers,
But I can never say farewell.
There's only three things that I could wish for,
That is, my coffin, shroud and grave,
And when I'm dead, oh please don't weep o'er me
Or kiss the lips you once betrayed.


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