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You've been that friend to me

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You've been that friend to me

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1. My spark of life was tossing down the troubled stream of time,

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    since first I saw your smiling face and youth was in its prime.


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Oh, I'll ne’er forget where’er I roam, wherever you may be,

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if ever I have had a friend you've been that friend to me.


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2. Misfortune nursed me as her child and loved me fondly, too,

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    I would have had a broken heart had it not been for you.


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3. I now look back upon the past across life's troubled sea,

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    and smile to think it all I've seen you've been a friend to me.






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