Must I then part from thee? (Franz Otto)

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  • (Posted 2022-05-02)  CPDL #69049:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2022-05-02).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 122 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Must I then part from thee?
Composer: Franz Otto
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: TTBB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1879 The Orpheus (New series) no.100

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Original text and translations

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Must I then part from thee?
Parting were death to me,
Could'st thou forget the past,
and faithless prove!
Let thy heart stay with me,
My heart will stay with thee,
Thus shall we both remain
still true to love.

Take thou this flow'ret too,
Clad in a heav'nly hue,
'Tis the forget-me-not,
words truly said.
What though the gift be vain,
Yet will its hue remain,
True as my heart to thee,
E'en though it fade.