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Believe if all those endearing young charms
Written by Thomas Moore Esqr.
Arranged by Sir J.A. Stevenson

Philadelphia. Published by John G. Klemm

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Believe if all those endearing young charms
Which I gaze on so fondly today
Were to change by tomorrow and fleet in my arms
Like fairy gifts fading away
Thou wouldst still be ador'd as this moment thou art
Let thy loveliness fade as it will
And around the dear ruin each wish of my heart
Would entwine itself verdantly still

It is not while beauty and youth are thine own
And thy cheeks unprofan'd by a tear
That the fervor and faith of a soul can be known
To which time will but make thee more dear
Oh! the hear, that has truly lov'd never forgets
But as truly loves on to the close
As the sun flower turns on her god, as he sets
The same look which she turn'd when he rose



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