American Old Time Song Lyrics: 39 The Letter In My Heart
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 39
THE LETTER IN MY HEART.
Copyright, 1893, by Frank Harding.
Words and Music by Will H. Fox.
Arranged by G. M. Rosenberg.
Within my heart there is a letter, a letter written years ago.
And could you, love, but read Its contents, what bitter tears would surely flow;
Since childhood on have I been faithful, your image it does ne'er depart;
Oh, hasten then and ease my sorrow, and read the letter in my heart.
I love no one but you, ever constant and true
I will remain until life does depart:
Come to my arms once more, speak those sweet words of yore,
And read the tender letter in my heart.
The letter in my heart's unopened, though stained by many a loving tear;
on earth there's none could read it better than you, the one my soul to cheer;
With some life's pathway is so radiant, with me, alas, 'tis very dark;
Then come my own and be my sunshine, and read this letter in my heart.- Cho.