William Cullen Crookshank
Once I loved thee, Mary dear,|
O how truly!
As the dewdrop bright and clear,
Born but newly,
Sparkling in the solar rays,
To the rosebud's beauty pays
Tribute duly, Tribute duly.
|: Once I loved thee, Mary dear,
O how truly! :|
2. I loved thee, when in early youth
3. O that dream hath passed away,|
Passed full sadly!
Like a genial summer day,
And the tale of life is told,
Passions blighted, withered, cold
Madly, madly, madly, madly,
4. Once I loved thee, Mary dear
5. Youth will fleet, and age will come,
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