Long, Long Ago

Tell me the tales that to me were so dear

Author: Thomas Haynes Bayly
Tune: LONG, LONG AGO
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1 Tell me the tales that to me were so dear,
Long, long ago,
Long, long ago;
Sing me the songs I delighted to hear,
Long, long ago, long ago.
Now you are come all my grief is removed,
Let me forget that so long you have rov'd.
Let me believe that you love as you lov'd,
Long, long ago, long ago.

2 Do you remember the path where we met,
Long, long ago,
Long, long ago?
Ah, yes, you told me you ne'er would forget,
Long, long ago, long ago.
Then, to all others my smile you prefer'd,
Love, when you spoke, gave a charm to each word,
Still my heart treasures the praises, I heard,
Long, long ago, long ago.

3 Tho' by your kindness my fond hopes were rais'd,
Long, long ago,
Long, long ago,
You by more eloquent lips have been prais'd,
Long, long ago, long ago.
But by long absence your truth has been tried,
Still to your accents I listen with pride,
Blest as I was when I sat by your side.
Long, long ago, long ago.

Source: Seth Parker's Hymnal #190

Author: Thomas Haynes Bayly

Thomas Haynes Bayly, born near Bath, Eng.,1707; was a most successful song-writer; published "Bayly's Melodies;" died of jaundice, 1839. A Dictionary of Musical Information by John W. Moore, Boston: Oliver, Ditson & Company, 1876 Go to person page >

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First Line: Tell me the tales that to me were so dear
Title: Long, Long Ago
Author: Thomas Haynes Bayly
Language: English
Publication Date: 1833
Copyright: Public Domain

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Seth Parker's Hymnal #190

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