Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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WHAT AILS THIS HEART O' MINE?
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I'll hie me to the bower,
That thou \vi' roses tied, An' where, \vi' mony a blushing bud,
I strove mysel' to hide. I'll doat on ilka spot,
Where I ha'e been wi' thee, An' ca' to mind some kindly word,
By ilka burn and tree.
Wi' sic thoughts in my mind,
Time thro' the warld may gae, And find my heart in twenty years
The same as 'tis to-day. 'Tis thoughts that bind the soul,
An' keep friends in the e'e; An' gin I think I see thee aye
What can part thee and me?
WHEN OTHER FRIENDS ARE ROUND THEE.
This little song, first published in 1846, was written by George P. Morris. The music has been attributed confidently to Mrs. Esling, of Philadalphia (tide Catherine K. Water­man), a friend of Morris's, and a contributor to his periodical; but in reply to a letter of inquiry, she writes me that she has no connection whatever with the song. I have no clue to its composer, except the misleading initials, "C. E. W.," which accompany the sheet music.








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