by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864)

Molly do you love me?
Language: English 
Molly do you love me? 
Can the morning beam 
Love a lowly flowret 
Living in its gleam? 

Let one gentle whisper 
All my doubts destroy 
Let my dreamy rapture 
Turn to waking joy.

Molly do you love me? 
Tell me, tell me true! 
Molly do you love me, 
Love as I love you? 

Tell me, by those ringlets, 
By those eyes of blue, 
Molly! do you love me, 
Love as I love you? 

Can that voice's music 
Flow from heartless glee? 
Must I read no feeling 
In that melody? 

Molly! do you love me? 
Tell me, tell me true! 
Molly!  do you love me, 
Love as I love you? 

Ah! my heart has yielded 
To those smiles that play 
With the merry dimples 
All the live-long day. 

Though the tender blossoms 
Need the summer light, 
Let our hearts, united, 
Brave affliction's blight. 

Molly!  do you love me? 
Tell me, tell me true! 
Molly!  do you love me, 
Love as I love you?

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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: 162