SPEAK A KINDLY WORD.
Copyright, WW, by Willis Woodward & Co.
By Howard Clifton.
We must part, and part forever, mine the fault and mine the pain;
What we were, we can be never, we must never meet again;
Sadly you have suffered through me, yet for gentle pity's sake,
Speak one kindly word unto me, speak, love, or my heart will break.
Speak It gently, speak it softly, now that we forever part,
Let the last word be a kind one, do not, do not break my heart.
When the lark was soaring, singing, bravely upward to the skies,
Your soft arms around me clinging, and I looked into your eyes,
Then you told me that you loved me, sweetest sound I ever heard,
By that fond remembrance, darling, speak to me, or my heart will break.- Cho.