How Can I Bear to Leave Thee? (Bamforth series 4795)

"How Can I Bear to Leave Thee?" was a set of three hand-coloured postcards published by Bamforth & Co. Ltd. of Holmfirth.

The text is based on the song composed by Johanna Kinkel.[1]

The postcards were published as series number 4795.

How Can I Bear to Leave Thee? (1)

How can I bear to leave thee?
One parting kiss I give thee;
And then whate'er befalls me,
I go where honour calls me.
Farewell, farewell my own true love.
Farewell, farewell my own true love.

How Can I Bear to Leave Thee? (2)

Ne'ermore may I behold thee,
Or to this heart enfold thee;
With spear and pennon glancing,
I see the foe advancing,
Farewell, farewell my own true love.
Farewell, farewell my own true love.

How Can I Bear to Leave Thee? (3)

I think of thee with longing;
Think thou when tears are thronging,
Thee with my last faint sighing,
I'll whisper soft while dying:
Farewell, farewell my own true love.
Farewell, farewell my own true love.

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