American Old Time Song Lyrics: 16 Years Have Come And Passed Away

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 16

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Years Have Come and Passed Away.

Years have come and passed away,
Golden locks have turned to gray;
Golden ringlets once so fair
Time has changed to silvery hair.

Bring to me my harp again,
Let me hear its gentle strain;
Let me hear its chords once more
Ere I pass to yon bright shore.

Yes, I'm near the river side,
Soon I'll launch upon its tide;
Soon my boat with noiseless oar
Safe will pass to yon bright shore.-Chorus.

Oh! those chords with magic power
Takes me back to childhood's hour,
To that cottage by the sea,
Where I knelt at mother's knee.-Chorus.

But that mother now is gone,
Calm she sleeps beneath the stone,
While I wander here alone
Sighing for a better home.-Chorus.

Soon I'll be among the blest,
Where the weary are at rest;
Soon I'll tread the golden shore
Singing praises evermore.-Chorus.

Now my boat is on the stream,
I can see its waters gleam;
Soon I'll be where angels roam,
Dear old harp, I'm going home.-Chorus.
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