Bring my brother back to me, When this war is done, Give us all the joys we shar'd Ere it had begun O bring my brother back to me, Never more to stray, This is all my earnest prayer, Thro' the weary day. Chorus: Bring him back! bring him back! With his smiling healthful glee, Bring him back! bring him back! Bring my brother back to me. All the house is loenly now, And my voice no more, In the pleasant summer eves Greets him at the door. Never more I hear his step By the garden gate, While I sit in anxious tears Knowing not his fate. Bring my brother back to me, From the battle strife, Thou who watchest o'er the good Shield his precious life. When this war has passed away, Safe from all alarms Bring my brother home again, To my longing arms.
- 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), "Bring my brother back to me", published 1863. [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
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