Historic Sheet Music Collection

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Score

Publication Date

1840

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The New Year's Come, song
Sung by Mr. Giubilei, Mr. Martyn, Mr. Brough, Mr. Russell
The poetry by Jonas B. Phillips Esq.
The music composed and dedicated to Fanning C. Tucker Esq,
by Joseph Philip Knight

New York. Published by C.E. Horn 367 Broadway

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Lyrics

Why chime the bells so merrily
Why seem ye all so gay?
Is it because the New Year's come
And the old has pass'd away?
Oh! Can ye look upon the past
And feel no sorrow now
That thus ye sing so joyously
And smiles light ev'ry brow?
Oh! If ye can be blithe and gay
The song, troul gaily on
And the burden be the New Year's come and the Old Year's gone.
And the burden be the New Year's come and the Old Year's gone.

The old man gazes on your mirth
He smiles not like the rest
He sits in silence by the hearth
And seems with grief oppress'd
He sees not in the merry throng
The child who was his pride
He listens for her joyous song
She is not by his side!
But scarce a twelvemonth she was there
And now he is alone
Yet still ye sing the New Year's come and the Old Year's gone.
Yet still ye sing the New Year's come and the Old Year's gone.

Dance on! dance on! be blithe and gay
Nor pause to think the while
That ere this year has pass'd away
Ye to may cease to smile
For time in his resistless flight
Brings changes sad and drear
The sunny hopes of youth to blight
With ev'ry coming year
But still be happy while ye may
And let the dance go on
Still gaily sing the New Year's come and the Old Year's gone!
Still gaily sing the New Year's come and the Old Year's gone!

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