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Alice Hawthorne

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My Early Fireside
by Alice Hawthorne

Philadelphia: Published by Lee & Walker (188 Chestnut St.)

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[Verse 1]
When the tint is on the daisy,
And the birds are on the wing,
I remember in my childhood
How I loves the sunny spring;
When the green grass clothes the meadows,
And the roses bloom so fair
I remember in my childhood
How I bound them with my hair;
But the joys of youth are gone
And the scenes on which I smil'd
Yet I love the merry spring time
With its breath so sweet and mild,
Yet I love the merry spring time,
And again would be a child.

[Verse 2]
When the trees begin to blossom
And the blue is in the sky
I remember in my childhood
how the moments fleeted by
When the butter cups are blooming
O'er the meadow and the hill
How I long to gaze upon them
And to be among them still
But the joys of you are gone
And the cares of life abide
Yet I love the merry spring time
with a heart of childish pride
Yet I love the merry spring time
And my early fireside.


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