Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1863

Comments

Then You’ll Remember Me

Ballad,

From Balfe’s Admired Opera,

Of the Bohemian Girl.

By M. W. Balfe (Michael William)

1st Variant arranged for Voice and Piano

New York: W. A. Pond (between 1863 and 1878)

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Lyrics:

[Verse 1]
When other lips and other hearts
Their tales of love shall tell,
In language whose excess imparts
The pow’r they feel so well,
There may perhaps in such a scene
Some recollection be.
Of days that have as happy been,
And you’ll remember me.
And you’ll remember me.

[Verse 2]
When coldness of deceit shall slight
The beauty now they prize,
And deem it but a faded light
Which beams within your eyes,
When hollow hearts shall wear a mask
‘Twill break your own to see,
In such a moment I but ask
That you’ll remember me
That you’ll remember, you’ll remember me.

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