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Enscribed to sorrowing hearts at home
"Weeping, Sad and Lonely" or "When This Cruel War is Over"
Song, with Chorus

"Weeping, sad and loneyl.
Hopes and fears, how vain.
When this cruel war is over,
Praying that we meet again."

Words by Charles Carroll Sawyer
Music composed and arranged by Henry Tucker

Brooklyn, New York. Published by Sawyer & Thompson, 59 Fulton Ave.

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1st verse:
Dearest love, do you remember,
When we last did meet,
How you told me that you loved me,
Kneeling at my feet?
Oh! how proud you stood before me
In your suit of blue,
When you vow'd to me and country
Ever to be true.

Weeping, sad and lonely,
Hopes and fears how vain! Yet praying,
When the cruel war is over,
Praying that we meet again!

2nd verse:
When the summer breeze is sighing
Mournfully along;
Or when autumn leaves are falling,
Sadly breathes the song.
Oft in dreams I see thee lying
On the battle plain,
Lonely, wounded, even dying,
Calling, but in vain.

3rd verse:
If amid the din of battle
Nobly you should fall,
Far away from those who love you,
None to hear you call
Who would whisper words of comfort,
Who would soothe your pain?
Ah! the many cruel fancies
Ever in my brain.

4th verse:
But our country called you, darling,
Angels cheer your way;
While our nation's son s are fighting,
We can only pray.
Nobly strike for God and liberty,
Let all nations see
How we love the starry banner,
Emblem of the free.


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