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The celebrated melodies of the Rainer family
Adapted for the piano forte
Rendered into English and arranged for the piano forte

The Sweetheart

Boston. Published by Oliver Ditson

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Far away hence from the Tyrol I come
Ai ho ai ho ai ai ai ho
And my sweetheart I've left in my dear mountain home
Ai ho ai ho ai ai ai ho
What does he say? Hear what he says

Lonely, sad are lovers when parted
Joyous, bright their meeting again

Anna's my girl and her teeth are like pearl
Ai ho ai ho ai ai ai ho
In her cheek is a dimple so sweet and simple
Ai ho ai ho ai ai ai ho

Two years are o'er since I quitted her door
Ai ho ai ho ai ai ai ho
Oh! What I would not give to see her once more
Ai ho ai ho ai ai ai ho


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