Deal with me kindly, Cheer my young heart, I'll follow the blindly Wherever thou art. Deep in the mountain Far from my home I'll follow thy path Wherever thou'lt roam. Thy way shall still be mine, My heart shall still be thine, Deal with me kindly, Cheer my young heart, I'll follow thee blindly And never depart. Break not my spirit, Think of my youth, Cherish my tender heart, Doubt not my truth; Friends may desert thee, Sorrows may come, But still in this soul Thine image will bloom. Thy hopes with thee I'll share, Thy wants shall be my care; Deal with me kindly Cheer my young heart, I'll follow thee blindly, And never depart. Though the desert Wand'ring afar, Still to me dearest one, Thou'lt be my star; Sunlight or moonlight O'er us may shine, Yet living on love, I'll ever be thine. Thy hand shall be my guard, Thy voice shall be my word; Deal with me kindly Cheer my young heart, I'll follow thee blindly, And never depart.
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- by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864), "Parthenia to Ingomar", published 1859. [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
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