Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

H. F. Williams

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1840

Comments

Come Love & List Awhile
A Ballad
Composed & respectfully dedicated to Miss Sarah Gorham by H.F. Williams

New York. Published by Hewitt & Jaques 239 Broadway

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Abstract

Come love, and list awhile;
In truth, now tell me,
Wouldst thou this heart be guile?
Ah, no! It ne'er can be.
If thou wouldst ease this aching heart,
Say love, that thou'lt be only mine.
And now this night before we part,
All others to resign.
If thou wouldst ease this aching heart, Say love, that thou'lt be only mine. And now this night before we part, All others to resign.

Then here, in truth I'll swear:
United ne'er to be,
If thou my lot will share,
With none my love but thee.
Thy loving smile doth joy impart,
Thy quiv'ring lips would feign resign-
And fondly say "thou hast my heart, I am forever thine".
Thy loving smile doth joy impart,
Thy quiv'ring lips would feign resign-
And fondly say "thou hast my heart, I am forever thine".

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