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Third Edition. Near the lake where drooped the willow, a Southern refrain, sung with distinguished applause by Mrs. C.E. Horn. The poetry by Geo. P. Morris. The symphonies composed, adapted & arranged by Charles E. Horn. New York. Published by Hewitt & Jaques. 239 Broadway.

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Near the lake where droop'd the willow,
Long time ago!
Where the rock threw back the billow,
Brighter than snow;
Dwelt a maid, beloved and cherish'd,
By high and low;
But, with autumn's leaf, she perish'd,
Long time ago!

Rock, and tree, and flowing water,
Long time ago!
Bird, and bee, and blossom taught her,
Love's spell to know!
While to my fond words she listen'd,
Murmuring low,
Tenderly her dove eyes glisten'd,
Long time ago!

Mingles were our hearts forever!
Long time ago!
Can I now forget her? never!
No, lost one, no!
To her grave these tears are given,
Ever to flow!
She's the star I miss'd from heaven,
Long time ago!


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