Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1901

Comments

Words by Eben E. Rexford. Music by H.P. Danks.

Hamilton S. Gordon 1241 Broadway New York

Copyright 1901 by H.P. Danks

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Lyrics

VERSE 1
Darling, I am growing old,
Silver threads among the gold,
Shine upon my brow today;
Life is fading fast away;
But, my darling, you will be
Always young and fair to me,
Yes! my darling, you will be
Always young and fair to me.

CHORUS
Darling, I am growing old.
Silver threads among the gold,
Shine upon my brow today;
Life is fading fast away.

VERSE 2
When your hair is silver white,
And your cheeks no longer bright,
With the roses of the May,
I will kiss your lips, and say
Oh! My darling, mine alone
You have never older grown,
Yes! my darling, mine alone,
You have never older grown!

CHORUS

VERSE 3
Love can never more grow old,
Locks may lose their brown and gold;
Cheeks may fade and hollow grow,
But the hearts that love will know,
Never, never winter’s frost and chill;
Summer warmth is in them still
Never winter’s frost and chill,
Summer warmth is in them still.

CHORUS

VERSE 4
Love is always young and fair,
What to us is silver hair;
Faded cheeks, or steps grown slow,
To the heart that beats below?
Since I kissed you mine alone, alone.
You have never older grown
Since I kissed you mine alone,
Your have never older grown.

CHORUS

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