American Old Time Song Lyrics: 43 Come Back Forgive And Forget

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Come Back, Forgive and Forget.
Copyright, 1893, by Francis, Day & Hunter.
Written and Composed by Fred Biron.

A letter from my faithless wife-well, what has she to say
After all her cruel falsity to me last Christmas day
What's this she says? Dear husband: Here in haste I write you this:
"It was my poor, dear brother Jack, the man you saw me kiss.
Poor Jack, accused of forgery, was hiding from the law;
I did not dare to tell you 'twas my brother whom you saw,
But now he's proved his innocence, the guilty have been caught.
I've never been untrue to you, in either deed or thought.

Come back to me, my darling, come back to me again;
I'm sorry that ever I doubted, sorry I caused you pain;
Life seems so lonely without you, I look on the past with regret;
Come back, come back, darling, forgive and forget.

Twelve months ago to-morrow, I remember well the day,
In a fit of jealous passion mad, I drove my wife away.
Mad! yes, where were my senses when I doubted one so true?
Oh, darling wife, forgive me all the wrong I've done to you.
I doubted you. my darling, and I thought you false to me;
I saw a man embracing you, how could I tell 'twas be.
Your brother Jack, the outcast, whom you had not seen for years:
With curses, how I spurned you, tho' your voice was choked with tears.- Cho.

I'm thinking of that morning when so happily I sped
To the old church in the village on the morning we were wed;
The bells were gaily ringing: how I looked on you with pride,
And thought that all the world must envy me my charming bride.
My heart is crushed with anguish, and my poor head aches with pain;
I think of you, my darling, whom I ne'er may see again.
What's this! she says, "Dear husband, take me once more to your heart."
Yes, come to me, my darling, nothing more shall us two part.- Chorus.
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