You tell me today that you're going
Far away just to make you a name
You tell me that you're descontented
And that you are searching for fame
Somehow I can't realize we're parting
I have grown used to having you near
The strings in my heart love are breaking
I just can't say goodbye to you dear

Don't say goodbye if you love me
For 'twould make my heart overflow
Kiss my lips once 'ere you leave me
Just don't say goodbye when you go

Each night I will kneel by my bedside
I will pray one sweet prayer just for you
I will ask of the kind one in heaven
Just to make all your dreams dear come true
If this love should be our last meeting
I will always love you just the same
I will keep a sweet memory of you
You will live in my heart like a flame

* Refrain