Now and Then or Then and Now.
Copyright, 1887, by Frank Harding.
Words and Music by Will H. Fox.
Now and then I sit and ponder o'er those happy days gone by,
And, as my thoughts they wander, a tear bedims my eye;
For you promised to be faithful, no matter what betide.
And, for fear you did not love me, I oft wished I had died.
If you love me then, my idol, don't forget your sacred vow:
Tell me, sweetheart, won't you, darling, is It true you love me now?
Then you spoke these words, "I love you," then my heart was free from care;
Then I held you to my bosom, then I kissed your cheek so fair.
Now alone I wait your coming, now alone I weep and pine;
Now I want you with me always, now I want to call you mine.-Chorus.