American Old Time Song Lyrics: 32 Memories Of The Past
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 32
MEMORIES OF THE PAST.
Copyright, 1891, by T. &. Harms & Co.
Words by Percy Kingsley. Music by Chas. W. A. Hall.
I list' to the sweet birds' singing, as daylight fades away,
And think of old familiar scenes, in the twilight cold and gray;
My heart it thrills with ecstasy, a charm by memory cast.
As I ponder o'er those happy days, tho' but memories of the past.
Memories of the past, scenes of mirth and joy;
Forget them? No! I never can, no matter how I try I
Engraven on my heart, I'll wear them till the last;
No weary years can e'er erase those memories of the past.
The old and familiar scenes again, how strangely new they seem;
Like some old song and cherished strain, in the music of a dream.
With a dear form, beloved to me, in love's embrace held fast,
I would give the world to recall those happy days now of the past.-Chorus.