A VOW AT THE WELL.
Copyright, 1896. by R. J. Hartford.
Words and Music by R. J. Hartford.
The twilight is fading in purple and in gold,
And ev'ning holds earth in Its spell,
While two happy lovers in perfect Joy have told
A vow at the moss-covered well.
So calm is the eve they cannot, hear to leave,
For sweet are the stories they tell,
And thus in their hearts sweet memory imparts,
The true solemn vow at the well,
The night comes on slowly, the summer zephyrs waft,
The scent of the wild flowers afar,
The moon is falling in shaft of silver
Soft upon the old well where they are.
The joys of that night, its message of delight,
Shall long iIn their memories dwell;
While still they repeat In language ever sweet,
The true solemn vow at the well.