Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1825

Comments

Tho' 'tis but a dream
Composed by Thomas Moore
Arranged by Henry R. Bishop

Philadelphia: Published by John G. Klemm

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Abstract

[Verse 1]
Tho' 'tis all but a drema at the best,
And still when happiest soonest o'er;
Yet ev'n in a dream to be blest Is so sweet,
that I ask for no more;
The bosom that opes with earliest hopes,
The soonest finds those hopes untrue,
As flowers that first in spring time burst
The earliest wither too! Aye,
'tis but a dream at the best,
And still when happiest soonest o'er;
Yet ev'n in a dream to be blest
Is so sweet, that I ask for no more.

[Verse 2]
By friendship we oft are deciv'd,
And find the love we clung too past:
Yet frienship will still be believed
And love trusted on to the last
The web in the charm
Hope hands o'er man,
Tho' often she sees it broke by the breeze,
She spins the bright tissue again,
Aye, 'tis all but a dream.

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