I cannot bear to say goodbye / words and music by Anita Owen
Owen, Anita. “I cannot bear to say goodbye / words and music by Anita Owen.” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 16 June 2020, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/31178. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.
|Title||I cannot bear to say goodbye / words and music by Anita Owen|
|Subject||World War, 1914-1918 -- Songs and music|
|Farewells -- Songs and music|
|Popular music -- United States|
|Popular music -- 1911-1920|
|Songs with piano|
|For voice and piano|
|Cover design by Barbelle: a soldier and a woman (in a white dress and hat) embrace as they stand underneath a tree|
|Advertisement for "Oh! How I hate to get up in the morning" on p. |
|Source||Sheet Music Collection; Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives; University Libraries; Bowling Green State University|
|Publisher||New York (Strand Theatre Bldg. Broadway at 47th St.) : Waterson Berlin & Snyder Co.|
|788-2 Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co|
|Alternative Title||First line of text: There's no use crying, there's no use sighing|
|First line of chorus: I cannot bear to say goodbye|
VERSE 01: There’s no use crying,/There’s no use sighing,/There’s no use feeling bad/I hate to leave you,/I hate to grieve you,/I hate to see you sad./I want your laughter,/Though tears come after,/I want to see you smile/For I’m going to miss you,/Just let me kiss you,/’Twill comfort me a while.
CHORUS: I cannot bear to say goodbye,/I cannot bear to see you cry,/For I am going “over there” because I want to do my share,/I’ll keep your image in my heart,/And pray we’ll meet to never part,/Though duty calls and fate says love must wait,/I cannot bear to say goodbye.
VERSE 02: When you are dreaming,/While stars are gleaming,/Though I am far away/I’ll go on praying,/I’ll go on saying,/”I will return some day.”/Though duty calls me,/Whate'er befalls me,/My heart belongs to you/So just try to be cheerful,/And don’t be fearful,/The clouds are lined with blue.
|Original Format||1 vocal score (3 pages, 1 unnumbered page) 35 cm|