LET US PART FRIENDS.
Copyright, 1887, by Willis Woodward 4 Co.
Let us part friends, tho' forever,
Sad was the hour we first met:
Links lightly made we must sever,
Tho' with a hitter regret.
Broken's the sped that enthralled me,
Broken the vows of the past;
Sweetheart I once fondly called thee.
Yet must I leave thee at last?
Let us part friends, tho' we were dearer.
Tho' now at last the bright day-dream ends
Tho' I shall never to thee be dearer.
Let us, oh, let us part friends.
Let us part friends, tho' the parting
Brings us but sorrow in love;
Tho' to our eyes tears are starting.
All of our hearts' passion prove.
Let us part friends without chiding,
Let us recall past bright hours;
Under the roses thorns are hiding.
Thorns must he grasped with the flowers.-Chorus.