If I Thought You Loved Me Yet.
Copyright, 1898, by Wm. B. Gray.
Words and Music by John U. Hollar.
Last night as I sat by the fireside, thinking of bygone days,
Scenes of the past rose before me, out of the firelight's blaze,
I saw you in all your beauty, and a smile that seemed so true,
It brought back, in all its old-time force, the love I once had for you.
Shall I no more hear your whisper, must I the old love forget,
Life would be one endless sunshine, if I thought that you loved me yet.
Your smile will now beam on another, surely he has your love,
I hope that he will prove to you true as the stars above.
You 11 never know now I loved you, tho' you sent me oft in scorn,
As I sat beside the fire last night, mem'ry caused my heart to mount.-Cho.
And now when I think of the old times, that day when first we met.
Then when you whispered "I love you," that time I'll never forget,
'Twas then that you vowed and promised that from me you'd never part,
But the only things now left to me are tears and a broken heart- Cho.