I'll watch o'er thy dreams when thou'rt sleeping, For thee, love for thee, love, I'll weep o'er thy cares when thou'rt weeping, For thee, only thee. The wild lands of India, The prairies, the sea May lure me, but fondly, I'll still turn to thee. chorus: For thee, dearest thee I would roam night and day, And thy love, and thy love Would cheer my lone way. I'll dwell on thy smiles when thou'rt waking, For thee love, for thee love, My heart would be faithful though breaking For thee only thee. In bowers where we've lingered Each flowret and tree Remains in my mem'ry An emblem of thee: chorus: For thee, dearest thee I would roam night and day And thy love and thy love Would cheer my lone way. The lark and the linnet seems singing, For thee love, for thee love, The bud into blossom seems springing For thee only thee. The bloom on the meadows The rippling of streams Recall but thy fair form The queen of my dreams. chorus: For thee, dearest thee I would roam night and day And thy love and thy love Would cheer my lone way.
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- by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864), "For thee, Love, for thee", published 1859. [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2015-12-26
Line count: 36
Word count: 195