Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1868

Comments

Life's dream is o'er
romanza for tenor & contralto
arranged from "Ascher's Alice" by S.G.P.
published by S. Brainard's Sons. Cleveland.

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Lyrics

The night shades are falling,
And fast gather around us;
The bright moon is gleaming,
And darkly lights the
Far, far from my country,
And far from thy loving smile,
Alone must I wander,
And N'eer see thee again.

O, tell me if ever
When life's storms beat against thee,
And bright hopes are broken,
If then thou wilt think of
The night winds are sighing,
Of hopes that are dying,
Forever my darling,
Shall they breathe sweet thou'ts of thee.

My heart ever shall be thine, love.
Ah! why canst thou not be mine own!
Oh! love, stay one moment,
A moment of ecstacy,
Thy heart throbing on my breast.
Life's long dream is o'er, life's dream is o'er, farewell! farewell!`

Oh, angels of heaven!
Oh, guard him from evil!
Ah! why canst thou not be mine own!
Oh love stay one moment
Oh love stay one moment
A moment of ecstacy
Thy heart throbing on my breast.
Life's long dream in o'er, life's dream is o'er, farewell! farewell!

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