Lyrics: First verse You loved me once! dear heart, do you remember Our summer days, the autumn's purple bloom? And then our parting in the bleak December; And what you whispered in the trembling gloom? All, all is gone! Those hours of golden glory! The flowers are dead you plucked for me of yore. I stand and listen: ‘tis the old, old story. The winter comes, and you are here no more. The days grow dark, and yet, ah! happy hearted, I hear a sweet bird singing at the pane. The leaves are dead, I know that we are parted; And yet I feel that we shall meet again. The wind is drear, The snows are deeply lying: But yet I see the sunshine on the hill, Love, love! I hear your distant voice replying; Heart of my heart! Heart of my heart, I know you love me still! Heart of my heart, I know you love me still!
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The derogatory terms, images, and ideas that appear in some of this sheet music are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. They do represent the attitudes of a number of Americans at the times the songs were published. As such, it is hoped that the sheet music in this collection can aid students of music, history, and other disciplines to better understand popular American music and racial stereotypes from the 19th- and early 20th-centuries. Read the introduction for further information to use when contextualizing this item: http://184.108.40.206/cdm4/intro_harris.php