For thee, Love, for thee
Language: English 
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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Researcher for this text: Laura Prichard [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2015-12-26
Line count: 36
Word count: 195