Historic Sheet Music Collection

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MacIntosh Collection

New York ; Detroit : Jerome H. Remick & Co., c1911.

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[Verse 1]
The vaults of time are deep, dear!
But mem’ry holds to view,
One hour of hallowed sweetness,
The hour that gave me you!

Olden, Golden, glorious hour,
The hour that gave me you!
Love-lit eyes that drooped, when I kiss’d you,
The first your sweet lips knew, stars were shining,
And all the world was hushed in the charm
That lingers all life through!
Sweetest flow’r, in mem’ry’s bow’r,
The hour that gave me you.

[Verse 2]
The future lies before us,
Yet all it holds, I’d give,
Within that hour of rapture,
To always love and live!



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