Gone are the days when my heart was blithe and gay

Gone are the days when my heart was blithe and gay

Tune: [Gone from my heart the world and all its charms]
Published in 1 hymnal

Text Information

First Line: Gone are the days when my heart was blithe and gay
Refrain First Line: O Father, kind Father, to our rescue quickly come

Tune

[Gone from my heart the world and all its charms]

Stephen Foster published this tune in 1853 with the following lyrics, entitled "Old Black Joe"; the hymn texts set to it are parodies of the parlor song: 1. Gone are the days when my heart was young and gay; Gone are my friends from the cottonfields away; Gone from the earth to a better land I know,…

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