Copyright, 1873, by M. Gray.
Written by Charles Swain. Arranged by Geo. T. Evans.
Oh! had I but Aladdin's lamp, tho' only for a day,
I'd try to And a link to bind the joys that pass away;
I'd try to bring an angel's wing upon the earth again,
And build true worth a throne on earth, a throne beloved by men.
I'd soothe the lorn and desolate, increase the widows' store;
And industry should wear a smile it never wore before;
Where'er there dwelt unhappiness, I'd speed my magic way;
And none should be in poverty, or fear the coming day.
It should be May, and always May. I'd wreathe the world with flowers;
I'd robe the barren wilderness, and bring life happy hours;
Oh, had I but Aladdin's lamp, tho' only for a day,
I'd try to find a link to bind the joys that pass away.