Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

Ernest Kollmann

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1840

Comments

I Caught Her Tear at Parting

From the German of Ernest Kollmann.

New York: Firth & Hall (1840)

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Lyrics:

[Verse 1]

I caught her tear at parting,
It mingled with my own;
Her farewell, too, was spoken
In sorrow’s gentlest tone:
Yet well do I remember
The sweet smile that she wore,
As she spoke of that blest meeting
When we should part no more.
Speed on, ye weary hours!
Time, haste thy flight for me!
Speed on! That where my heart is,
There my home may be
There my home may be.

[Verse 2]

How keen that pang of Absence
O! many a heart hath prov’d;
But none hath felt moore keenly,
Than mine for my be lov’d.
Tho’ kind ones crowd around me,
With Friendship’s sweetest lay,
I cannot remember
The lov’d one far away.
Speed on, ye weary hours!
Time, haste thy flight for me!
Speed on! that where my heart is
There my home may be
There my home may be.

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