Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

Mary Ann Paton

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1840

Comments

Oh the merry days when we were young. a favorite ballad. sung with unbounded applause by Mrs. Wood, arranged with an accompaniment for the piano forte. New York Published by Atwill 201 Broadway.

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Lyrics

Oh! the merry days the merry days when we were young,
Oh! the merry days the merry days, when we were young
By the hill and forest glen,we chas'd the shadows then none could be
Blythe as we in the merry days when we were young none could be
Blythe as we In the merry days when we were young

Past those sunny hours with all the joys that youth could bring
And now in wintry bow'rs we sigh to lose our happy spring
When Love and Friendship susil'd and careless hope be guil'd
Ne'er shall we others see like the merry days when we were young
Ne'er shall we others see like the merry days we were young

Mute the echo's now that rang so wild with childhood's glee
And tears begin to flow where only smiles were wont be
But though our path be drear in age's duller year
Still shall seem sweet the dream of the merry days when we were young
Still shall seem &c

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