Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

Alexander Lee

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1840

Comments

Thou wilt go and forget me, ballad
written by T. Haynes Bayly
the music composed by Alex. Lee.
Philadelphia (No. 196 Chesnut St., Philadelphia) : A. Fiot

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Abstract

Thou wilt go and forget me, as others have done,
Who have lov'd with an ardour like thine.
I shall weep in thine absence, like many a one,
Who has lov'd, who has lov'd with devotion like mine.
yet I love thee, oh! dearly I love thee, in spite
Of the warning I take from the past;
As the sweet rose of summer,
The sweet rose of summer we love,
We love with delight,
Tho' we know that its bloom cannot last,
Tho' we know hat its bloom cannot last.
Thou wilt go and forget me!
Thou'lt go and forget me!

Thou wilt go and forget me, I know it full well!
And alas! 'tis the way of the world;
For when Friends muster strongest we always can tell
Tis then, 'tis then Pleasure's Flag is unfurl'd!
Yet I love thee, oh! dearly I love thee, in spite
Of the warning I take from the past;
As the sweet Rose of Summer,
The sweet Rose of Summer we love,
We love with delight,
Tho' we know that its bloom cannot last.
Tho' we know that its bloom cannot last.
Thou wilt go and forget me!
Thou'lt go and forget me.

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