by Ernest Charles (1895 - 1984)

Sweet song of long ago
Language: English 
Life is not all in vain,
While memories remain.
I see in dreams your face, 
and it seems I hear a dear old refrain.

Dear song, sweet song of long ago
I hear once more when lights are low,
A melody so divine,
You sang it when you were mine,
oh so tenderly.

I sit here in the afterglow,
I dream of days we used to know,
And tho' you forget I'll remember
Your song, sweet song of long ago.


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