Historic Sheet Music Collection

Title

Forgotten

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1894

Comments

Forgotten
by Eugene Cowles and Mary Kavanagh

Boston: Published by Oliver Ditson Company

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Abstract

Forgotten you?
Well, if forgetting
Be thinking all the day
How long hours drag since you left me
(Days seem years with you away.)
Or hearing thro' all the strange babble
Of voices, now grave, now gay,
Only your voice;
Can this be forgetting?
Yet I have forgotten, you say.
or counting each moment with longing,
Till the one when I'll see you again.
If this be forgetting, you're right, dear,
And I have forgotten you then.
Forgotten you?
Well, if forgetting
Be reading each face that I see
With eyes that mark never a feature,
Save yours as you last looked at me.
Forgotten you?
Well, if forgetting
be yearning with all my heart,
With a longing, half pain and half rapture,
For the time when we never shall part.
If the wild wish to see you and hear you,
To be held in your arms again,
If this be forgetting, you're right, dear,
And I have forgotten you then.
Forgotten you say!

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