Historic Sheet Music Collection

Title

Thora

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1905

Comments

Thora

The words by Fred. E. Weatherly

The music by Stephen Adams

London: Boosey & Co. (1905)

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Lyrics:

[Verse 1]
I stand in a land of roses,
But I dream of a land of snow,
Where you and I were happy In the years of long ago.
Nightingales in the branches,
Stars in the magic skies,
But I only hear you singing,
I only see your eyes.

Come! Come! Come to me, Thora,
Come once again and be
Child of my dream, light of my life,
Angel of love to me!

[Verse 2]
I stand again in the North land,
But in silence and in shame;
Your grave is my only landmark,
And men have forgotten my name.
‘Tis a take that is truer and older
Than any the sagas tell,
I loved you in life too little,
I love you in death too well!

Speak! Speak! Speak to me, Thora
Speak from your Heaven to me;
Child of my dream, love of my life,
Hope of my world to be!

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