American Old Time Song Lyrics: 54 Blossoms Unfading
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 54
Copyright, 1896, by J. Edmund Estes.
Words by J. Edmund Estes.
Music by Jennie L. Estes.
Within the vined arbor we lingered that night,
She picked me a blossom by fairy moonlight;
I thanked her, then added, 'Tis lovely, dear maid;
But I long for a blossom that time cannot fade."
Our life pervading,
Weaving in sweetness its chaplet of hours;
Cares that encumber,
Where love's fragrant blossoms bloom into flowers.
I asked her ere parting to be my fair bride:
She paused but a moment, then sweetly replied,
"To be your wife, dear one, I am not afraid,
But I, too, crave a blossom that time cannot fade."-Chorus.
Old age now creeps o'er us; though long years have passed,
The scent of love's blossom remains till the last;
We cherish that arbor, although rudely made,
Where we found the lone blossom that time did not fade.- Chorus.