Sadly to Mine Heart Appealing

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Melody - Stephen Foster, 1858; Seq. by Werner Tomaschewski
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Eliza Sheridan Carey, 1858

Sadly to mine heart appealing,
Sadly, sadly, well a day
Requiem like in murmurs stealing
Comes that old familary lay
Wherefore not the wonted pleasure
From the antique music spring?
Why that well remembered measure
Grieving thoughts and anguish bring?
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|: Sadly, sadly, well a day, :|
Requiem like in murmurs stealing
Comes that old familary lay.

2. Forms departed rise before me,
Smiles long vanish'd greet again,
Eyes forever seal'd beam o'er me,
Soothing once the sense of pain.
And with ev'ry thrilling number
Words of love gush on mine ear,
Voices sweet, that bound in slumber,
Hush'd have been for many a year.
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3. Like the winds in the autumn sighing
Through the trembling alder tree
Or far surges' echo dying
Soft and low those voices flee;
And, as hues in twilight fading,
Swift those gentle forms decay;
Vainly, vainly, hope upbraiding,
Bids them pass not all away.
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4. Ghostlike thus they wane before me,
Quench'd their lustre fled their bloom,
While pale mem'ry, tearful, o'er me
Flings the shadow of the tomb.
Sadly to mine heart appealing
Sadly, sadly, well a day
Requiem like in murmurs stealing
Comes that old familary lay.
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