Marianne Ihlen, muse and inspiration for this great song passed away in Oslo, at the age of 81 on 28th July 2016.
Condolences to her family and friends.
Rest in peace Marianne
You will live on forever in your song
As in all good poems and songs the words symbolize so much more than a simple farewell to a discarded lover
Try a little substitution here and there
So long the Union
Rest alone England
Wave good bye to the EU
As Scotland and Ireland
Wave good bye to you