Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1847

Comments

Ballad writte by Thomas Haynes Bayly composed by Edward J. Loder.

Boston Published by Oliver Ditson 115 Washington St.

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Abstract

Ten years ago in this place we met; we meet as kindly now, we meet as kindly now.
For Time for Time hath but little chang'd us yet, youth's joyous lip and borw, youth's joyous lip and brow.
Above us the tree, the tree a canopy weaves, 'tis a fanciful thought I know, 'tis a fanciful thought I know
But I almost could think they're the same green leaves that were here
Ten years ago! that were here Ten years ago!

Ten years ago yet each word and look; are fresh as if just gone by are fresh as if just gone by;
They were tracd they were trac'd in memry's treasure book,
And the ink seems scarcely dry, the ink seems scarcely scarcely dry.
The Mariner's bark, the bark has encounter'd storms,
From his lip no complaint shall flow, From his lip no complaint shall flow
If the bark be but mann'd by the same gay forms that were here
Ten years ago!

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