Come what will, you are mine today While the woodbirds sing, and the world is gay You are mine for a moment, come what may. But how will it be when the sun's away Where shall we go when the swallows fly What shall we do when the roses die? You are mine today, or you smile, or you sigh But how will it be in the by and by? You are mine today in your grace full grown To clasp and kiss and to call my own But how will it be when the rain comes down When the birds are mute and the woods are brown You are mine today with your secret told The flow'r whose leaves I have watch'd unfold But how will it be when the wind is cold? What shall we do when we both grow old? You are mine today while our hearts beat high Though the sun be setting, I care not, I! There are other lands where swallows fly There is still next year when the roses die There are other lands where the swallows fly You are mine today, you are mind today While our hearts, our hearts beat high.
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- by Henry Kimball Hadley (1871 - 1937), "Come what will, you are mine today", op. 44 no. 5, published 1909 [voice and piano], from Five songs, no. 5. [ sung text verified 1 time]
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