“Parting Words”


"When the parting words were spoken And I told him he was free... I am free, oh, free again...." She has seen him with another; accuses him of falsehood, says she will be true; he wipes away a tear, murmuring, "Life is nothing more to me."


A rather confused piece; the overall plot is very much like "Farewell He," but with the strange report of his despair at the end. Many of the lyrics float; see the cross-references. - RBW

Cross references


  1. BrownII 160, "Parting Words" (1 text)
  2. Roud #6576
  3. BI, BrII160


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1952 (Brown)
Found in: US(SE)