Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1830

Comments

Hope told a flattering tale

Paesiello’s Admired Air

Arranged for the Piano Forte

Sung by Mr. Jefferson

Philadelphia (171 Chestnut St): George Willig (1830)

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Lyrics:

[Verse 1]

Hope told a flatt’ring tale,
That joy wou’d soon return,
But nought my sighs avail,
For love is doom’d to mourn.
Ah where’s the flatt’rer gone,
From me for ever flown,
From me forever flown,
For love is doom’d to mourn.
Ah nought my sighs avail,
For love is doom’d to mourn.

[Chorus]

The happy dream of love is o’er,
Life alas! Can charm no more
The happy dream of love is o’er
Life alas! Can charm no more,
Can charm no more.

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