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FAREWELL TO THE OLD YEAH, Farewell, Old Year, farewell to you: .,A You've been for many a day A friend most tried, a friend most true- And as we bid you our adieu, We give our heartfelt thanks to you, And speed you on your way. 'Ye've had full many a merry time Since first we met Old Year. You ve sung for us the Christmas rhyme, And rung for us the Christmas chime, And many a joy at Christmas time You brought with hearty cheer. You crowned the woodland banks with bloom Of roses red and sweet— You gave the violets their perfume, Ripened the cornfield's tasseled plume. .And filled the mill-wheel's running flume, To grind the golden wheat. You brought the yellow daffodil To blossom in the spring— Strewed cuckoo-flowers on every hill, And cat-tails by the rippling rill— u And taught the lonely whip-poor-will His vesper song to sing. You turned the ivy's green to red, The maple leaves to gold; Purpled the clusters overhead, And showers of ripened nuts you shed. When fallen leaves lay thickly spread I Above the forest mould. And if you gathered some fair flowers That blossomed on your way, You bore them to a fairer clime, Where neither cold, nor care, nor Time "CbUld blight them in their golden prime, Or touch them with decay. 4 And ah! you brought, Old Yeai; Old Year! One tiny baby liower To nestle on its mother's breast, And close its blue eyes into rest, Wlien song-birds seek their cradle-nest At twilight's shadowy hour. And now, Old Year, farewell to you! We grieve to lose you so- You've been a friend both tried and true, And as we bid you our adieu, I We give our heartfelt thanks to you. And sigh that you must got

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