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Enrico Caruso (1873-1921)


         
 

           

While the faint reflections painted by the distant starlight

Shimmered on the tranquil waters of the bay at midnight

In a warm embrace the young man calmed his sighful lover

And sang to reassure her he would never love another

      

My darling don’t you cry

This farewell kiss is not goodbye

True love can never die

We’ll meet again beneath Sorrento’s sky

      

Through a misty haze the brilliant rays of blazing sunrise

Put an end to restless sleep awakening with sad eyes

Dawn had raised the curtain on that day of certain parting

Drawn them to a ship bound for the new life he’d be starting

Trembling on the pier the young man soothed his tearful lover

And tried to reassure her he would never love another

      

My darling don’t you cry

This farewell kiss is not goodbye

True love can never die

We’ll meet again beneath Sorrento’s sky

      

Lady Liberty stood proud in New York harbor waiting

Soon to grant each wish he’d been so long anticipating

Only in America could a young man write this story

An empty-handed seeker finding fame fortune and glory

Still the passing years would break his heart as he’d stay missing

That sweet Italian girl whose lips he never tired of kissing

Then in dying dreams the old man sought his long-lost lover

And pined to reassure her he had never loved another

      

My darling don’t you cry

This farewell kiss is not goodbye

True love can never die

Goes on forever like the endless sky

      

My darling don’t you cry

This farewell kiss is not goodbye

True love can never die

We’ll meet again beyond Sorrento’s sky

      
 
      
 
 
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