Historic Sheet Music Collection

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Op. 22

The Arthur P. Schmidt Co.,
Boston, 120 Boylston St.
New York, 8 West 40th St.

Price 50 cents net

Copyright 1895, by Arthur P. Schmidt
Copyright 1923, by Margaret Ruthven Lang

Some of these resources may contain offensive language or negative stereotypes. Such materials should be seen in the context of the time period and as a reflection of attitudes of the time. The items are part of the historical record, and do not represent the views of the library or the institution.


1. O the time is long, Mavourneen,
Till I come again, O Mavourneen;
An' the months are slow to pass, Mavourneen,
Till I hold thee in my arms, O Mavourneen!

2. Shall I see thine eyes, Mavourneen,
Like the hazel buds, O Mavourneen;
Shall I touch thy dusky hair, Mavourneen,
With its shim'rin glint o' gold, O Mavourneen?

3. O my love for thee, Mavourneen,
Is a bitter pain, O Mavourneen;
Keep thy heart aye true to me, Mavourneen,
I should die but for they love, O Mavourneen!



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