Lena, the pride of our home, Gone from the earth. Oh! where does she roam? Fond hearts still sigh o'er her tomb, Lena, our loved one is gone. Lena the gentle and fair Happy by day and at night free from care, Lena, with light waving hair, Lena, our loved one is gone. Lena, with young tender eyes, Lending to earth the light of the skies Lena's dear mem'ry ne'er dies, Lena our loved one is gone. Pure as the dew drop was she Smiling on earth ever joyous and free, Dear, dear to sad memory Lena our loved one is gone.
- by George Cooper (1840 - 1927) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864), "Lena, our loved one is gone", published 1863. [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
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