American Old Time Song Lyrics: 53 Can You Forget
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 53
CAN YOU FORGET?
Copyright, 1896, by A. M. Hall.
By Count de Gloria, Opus S9.
Can you forget, although the years are passing one by one?
Can you forget the hopes and fears of days now past and gone?
If from your heart old mem'ries fly it is not so with me,
For in my breast can never die the love that used to be.
Can you forget? Can you forget?
Not living still is all the halcyon past,
And love will yet his task fulfil,
And join our hearts, dear Jack, at last.
Can you forget the scenes of old so sweet and dear to both,
When first our tale of love was told and lips first plighted troth?
It cannot be that words we said ere clouds arose between,
So soon have from your mem'ry fled, as tho' they'd never been.-Cho.