These fleeting charms of earth
Farewell, your springs of joy are dry
My soul now seeks another home
A brighter world on high

I'm a long time travelling here below
I'm a long time travelling away from home
I'm a long time travelling here below
To lay this body down

Farewell kind friends whose tender care
Has long engaged my love
You rfond embrace I now exchange
For better friends above

I'm a long time travelling here below
I'm a long time travelling away from home
I'm a long time travelling here below
To lay this body down...


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    General CommentI have to sing this song for choir...absolutely love it.

    Obviously about passing on.
    loverly23on January 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe harmony carries the singer on a journey. Laying down our bodies is symbolic of laying down our worries and being carried. Love this song.
    nwallenon February 28, 2013   Link
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    General CommentIn Scottish legend, dead people will takes the low road back home. So I think it's a farewell song of a dead
    infperon August 13, 2014   Link

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