Don’t Say Goodbye If You Love Me

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They tell me today you are going
Far away just to make you a name
They tell me that you’re discontented
And that you are search-ing for fame

   Don’t say goodbye if you love me
   For ‘twould make my heart overflow
   Kiss my lips once ere you leave me
   Just don’t say goodbye when you go

Somehow I can’t realize we’re parting
I have grown used to having you near
The strings in my heart love are breakin’
I just can’t say good-bye to you dear

Each night as I kneel by my bedside
I will pray one sweet prayer for just for you
I will ask of the kind one in heaven
Just to make all your dreams dear come true