Give me one hour the years are young. There is all life to throw away, And all life's songs are to be sung Sing me one song to-day, to-day. Here with the green trees and blue sky And winds about the woodland driven Can we let such a moment by As this, and hope to be forgiven ? O laughing eyes and serious brow, And mouth almost too sweet to kiss, Never was such a time as now. Such opportunity as this ! Give me your hands I 'll hold them long ; Give me your lips I 'll hold them fast ; Oh ! there 'll be time enough for song Between the first kiss and the last !
- by Gerald Gould (1885 - 1936), "Give me one hour", appears in Lyrics, first published 1906 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani
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