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At Parting

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At parting. song with piano accompaniment . James H. Rogers ; words by Frederic Peterson. New York : G. Schirmer. Boston : Boston Music Company

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The sweetest flower that blows
I give you as we part.
For you, it is a rose!
For me, it is my heart!

The fragrance it exhales
Ah! if you only knew!
Which but it dying fails
It is my love for you!

The sweetest flower that grows
I give you as we part.
You think it but a rose!
Ah me! it is my heart!


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