"Ten Thousand Miles" (also known as "Fare Thee Well" and sometimes as "The Turtle Dove") is an English folk ballad in which a lover bids farewell before setting off on a journey. The first published version of the song appeared in the Roxburghe Ballads (dated 1710) with the title "The True Lover's Farewell".
Some of the song's lyrics parallel those of Robert Burns' "A Red, Red Rose", and some are strikingly similar to a folk song titled, "My Dear Mary Ann" that dates from the mid-19th century.
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