Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

Henry R. Bishop

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1840

Comments

Teach, Oh Teach Me to Forget: A Favorite German Melody
The poetry by Thos. Haynes Bayly, Esq. ; the music arranged by Sir Henry R. Bishop.

New York. Published at Millet's Music Saloon 329 Broadway

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Abstract

Friends depart, and mem'ry takes them,
To her caverns pure and deep,
And a forc'd smile only wakes them,
From the shadows where they sleep,
Who shall school the heart's affection?
Who shall banish its regret?
If you blame my deep dejection,
Teach, oh teach me to forget.

Bear me not to festive bow'rs,
'Twas with them I sat there last;
Weave me not springs early flow'rs,
They'll remind me of the past:
Music seems like mournful wailing,
In the halls where we have met;
Mirth's gay call is unavailing,
Teach, oh teach me to forget.

One who hopelessly remembers,
Cannot bear a dawning light;
He would rather watch the embers,
Of a love that once was bright:
Who shall school the heart's affection?
Who shall banish its regret?
If you blame my deep dejection,
Teach, oh teach me to forget.

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