Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1865

Comments

Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co. (1865)

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[Verse 1]
Sadly the maid is musing,
Musing o’er days gone past:
Calling up youth’s bright visions,
Visions too bright to last
Kind, early friends are parted,
Never on earth to meet;
Yet, in her ear, still linger
Tones that made life so sweet.
Yet, in her ear, still linger
Tones that made life so sweet

[Verse 2]
Softly the chimes are ringing,
Ringing a well-known air;
Dear in the calm of childhood,
Ere she had known a care.
Ah! Then a mother tendered,
Watch’d her where’er she rov’d;
Now, in the village churchyard,
Sleeps that fond heart she lov’d
Now, in the village churchyard,
Sleeps that fond heart she lov’d

[Verse 3]
Seated, as ev’ning closes,
Neath yonder oak tree’s shade,
Sadly the maid is musing,
Watching the day-beam fade.
Ah! To that gentle mother,
Fondly her thoughts still flee.
Hoping that, when life’s over,
They may united be.
Hoping that, when life’s over,
They may united be.

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