The Riverside song book/Long Time Ago
LONG TIME AGO.
George Pope Morris. Charles Edward Horn.
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1. Near the lake where drooped the wil- low, Long time a - go!
2. Rock, and tree, and flow - ing wa-ter, Long time a - go!
3. Min - gled were our hearts for-ev - er, Long time a - go!
Where the rock threw back the bil - low. Bright - er than snow!
Bird, and bee, and blos - som taught her Love's spell to know.
Can I now for - get her? nev - er No, lost one, no!
Dwelt a maid be - loved and cher-ished By high and low;
While to my fond words she list - ened, Mur - mur - ing low,
To her grave these tears are giv-en, Ev - er to flow!
But with Au - tumn's leaf she per - ished. Long time a - go!
Ten - der - ly her dove - eyes glist-ened. Long time a - go!
She's the star I missed from heaven. Long time a - go!