American Old Time Song Lyrics: 14 Once In A While
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 14
ONCE IN A WHILE
Copyright, 1886, by T. B. Harms & Co.
Once in a while in this world so strange.
To lighten our sad regrets,
We may find a heart that is true to change,
A heart that ne'er forgets.
But rare as a rose; in December,
Or a bird in a Arctic clime,
Is a heart that can ever remember
Thro' sorrow and change And time,
Thro' change and time,
Thro' change and time.
Then give me the friends who will always prove true,
The friendship of those who are known to but few;
They are the friends who are e'er without guile,
And they're the friends whom you meet only once in a while.
Once in a while we may find a friend
Who'll cling thro' good and ill,
Whose friendship follows e'en to the end,
Tho' up or down the hill.
But a heart so true, and a love so pure,
And friendship's faithful smile,
It matters not whether rich or poor,
We find but once in a while;
But once in a while,
But once in a while.-Chorus.