"So We'll Go No More A-Roving" as written by Andreas Schnermann and George Noel Gordon Lord Byron....
So we'll go no more a-roving
So late into the night
Though the heart be still as loving
And the moon be still as bright

For the sword outwears the sheath
And the soul wears out the breast
And the heart must pause to breathe
And love itself must rest

Though the night was made for loving
And the day returns too soon
Still we'll go no more a-roving
By the light of the moon

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"So We'll Go No More a-Roving" as written by George Noel Gordon Lord Byron Andreas Schnermann

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    General Commenta polite way to talk yourself out of a lady's company if I ever saw one!
    It is softened by talker's slipping grief in the last line, though.
    vphion September 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentActually, this is a poem by Lord Byron about his body giving way to age and dissolute living (written before he was 30!)

    But when I hear Joan Baez sing it, it evokes a very different meaning for me: a young woman whose lover has died, lamenting that they will never again share a midnight tryst. Her voice makes it heartbreaking.

    mamselon October 19, 2009   Link

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