Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

300 traditional songs, inc sheet music with full piano accompaniment & lyrics.

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OUR FAMILIAR SONGS.
When shall we three meet again ? When shall we three meet again ? Oft shall glowing hope expire, Oft shall wearied love retire, Oft shall death and sorrow reign, Ere we three shall meet again.
Though in distant lands we sigh, Parched beneath the burning sky; Though the deep between us rolls, Friendship shall unite our souls; Still in Fancy's rich domain Oft shall we three meet again.
When around the youthful pine Moss shall creep, and ivy twine ; When these burnished locks are gray, Thinned by many a toil-spent day, May this long-loved bower remain, Here may we three meet again.
When the dreams of life are fled, When its wasted lamp is dead; When in cold oblivion's shade Beauty, Wealth, and power are laid, Where immortal spirits reign, There shall we three meet again.
THE MESSENGER BIRD.
The familiar duet which follows is still another joint production of Mrs. Hemans and Mrs. Arkwright,—the former being the author of the words, and the latter of the music. An American lady wrote an answer to the song, in 1827, wbich is included in some editions of Mrs. Hemans's works.
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