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White 288

Tune: Eld. Edmund Dumas, 1856
Lyrics: Dobell's New Selection, 1806
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Ye fleeting charms of earth, farewell,
Your springs of joy are dry;
My soul now seeks another home,
A brighter world on high.


I'm a long time travelling here below,
I'm a long time a-travelling away from home,
I'm a long time travelling here below
To lay this body down.

Farewell, my friends, whose tender care
Has long engaged my love;
Your fond embrace I now exchange
For better friends above.

In honor of B. F. White.