Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1853

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The Long, Long Weary Day

Baltimore: Published by Miller & Beacham

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Abstract

[Verse 1}
The long, long weary day is Pass'd in tears waya,
The long, long weary day is pass'ed in tears away,
And still at evening, I am weeping,
When from my window's height,
I look out on the night,
I still am weeping,
My lone watch keeping.
When form my window's height,
I look out on the night,
I still am weeping,
My lone watch keeping.

[Verse 2]
When I, his truth to prove, would trifle with my love,
When I, his truth to prove, would trifle with my love,
He'd say "for me thou shalt be weeping,
When at some future day, I shall be far away,
Thou shalt be weeping,
Thy lone watch keeping,
When at some future day, I shall be far away
Thou shalt be weeping,
Thy lone watch keeping."

[Verse 3]
Alas! if land or sea
had parted him from me
I would not these sad tears be weeping.
But hope he'd come once more,
And love me as before,
And say, "cease weeping,
Thy lone watch keeping"

[Verse 4]
But he is dead and gone!
Whose heart was mine alone
And now for him I'm ever weeping,
His face I ne'er shall see,
And nought is left to me,
But bitter weeping,
My lone watch keeping!

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