Day is nearly over now, the night will
soon be gone,
And I must leave my lady with the coming of the dawn,
Though short our time together, yet there's love to fill a heart,
And keep us close whenever we must be so far apart.
I wish my love could come with me or I with her could stay,
But she can't go and I well know that I must be away.
I think about the many times I've been far from my home,
That place wherein my lady dwells whilst I am forced to roam
I think about the happy times, returning for a while,
Again to see the face that says: "I love you"; with its smile.
Around the world and back again or gone for just a day,
It matters not how short the time, away is still away,
A world is only half-explored by someone on his own,
And soon we two together round this whole wide world shall roam.
(I must be away.)