Give me one hour
Give me one hour the years are young.
There is all life to throw away,
And all life's songs are to be sung
Sing me one song to-day, to-day.
Here with the green trees and blue sky
And winds about the woodland driven
Can we let such a moment by
As this, and hope to be forgiven ?
O laughing eyes and serious brow,
And mouth almost too sweet to kiss,
Never was such a time as now.
Such opportunity as this !
Give me your hands I 'll hold them long ;
Give me your lips I 'll hold them fast ;
Oh ! there 'll be time enough for song
Between the first kiss and the last !
Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani
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