Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1880

Comments

I'm Thinking of the Past
Music by John Varley Roberts
Words by L. M. Thornton

Boston: S.M. Delano & E.F. Delano

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Lyrics

[Verse 1]
You ask of what I'm thinking,
You mark my brow o'er cast,
You long to learn the secret;
I'm thinking of the past.
Bright hours of pure enjoyment,
I trusted would remain;
Alas! they all are vanish'd,
No more to come again

[Verse 2]
You ask of what I'm thinking,
You mark my brow o'ercast,
You long to learn the secret;
I'm thinking of the past.
And where is she who met me,
and listen'd to my song,
And hoped for years to cheer me life's rugged path along?
Bright hours of pure enjoyment.
I trusted, would remain,
I trusted would remain.
You ask of what I'm thinking;
I'm thinking of the past.

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