When This Dreadful War is Ended

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Melody - Stephen Foster, 1863; Seq. by Werner Tomaschewski
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George Cooper, 1863

When this dreadful war is ended,
I will come again to you,
Tell me dearest ere we sever,
Tell me, tell me youíll be true.
Though to other scenes I wander,
Still your memíry pure and bright,
In my heart will ever linger,
Shining with undying light;
Do not weep love, sit beside,
Whisper gentle words of cheer,
Be not mournful now my darling,
Let me kiss away each tear.
Chorus:
How happy I will feel if I but know
That youíll contented be,
Iíll never, never have one pang of woe,
While you are true to me.
2. On the gory field of battle
You sweet voice will nerve my hand,
And when weary, sad or wounded
Your fair image near me stand.
In my visions, like some angel,
You will turn my grief to bliss;
On my pale and fevered forehead
I will often feel your kiss.
Our dear native landís in danger
And weíll calmly bide the time
Till this dreadful war is over,
And the bells of peace shall chime.
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3. When this dreadful war is ended,
(Soon I hope the day will come),
Loveís own star will lead my footsteps
Safely back to you and home.
Oh! what joy again to meet you
When the threatíning storm is past,
And the flag our foes have planted
Flies in shreds upon the blast
Farewell! farewell! best and dearest,
Do not let your heart repine,
Though the sky may now look gloomy
Soon the sun will brightly shine.
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