True Lovers’ Farewell

True Lovers’ Farewell was sung to Cecil Sharp by Mrs Frances Gray (55) and by Miss Kitty Sorby, Enmore, Somerset, 22 January 1906. It’s one of many traditional songs on the theme of leaving but this one has a particularly mysterious element.

The painting is Miranda by John William Waterhouse 1875. You may just make out the sail on the horizon.

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