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Then You’ll Remember Me


From Balfe’s Admired Opera,

Of the Bohemian Girl.

By M. W. Balfe (Michael William)

1st Variant arranged for Voice and Piano

New York: W. A. Pond (between 1863 and 1878)

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[Verse 1]
When other lips and other hearts
Their tales of love shall tell,
In language whose excess imparts
The pow’r they feel so well,
There may perhaps in such a scene
Some recollection be.
Of days that have as happy been,
And you’ll remember me.
And you’ll remember me.

[Verse 2]
When coldness of deceit shall slight
The beauty now they prize,
And deem it but a faded light
Which beams within your eyes,
When hollow hearts shall wear a mask
‘Twill break your own to see,
In such a moment I but ask
That you’ll remember me
That you’ll remember, you’ll remember me.



The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author.