Turn Not Away

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Melody - Stephen Foster, 1850; Seq. by Werner Tomaschewski
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Stephen Foster, 1850

Turn not away!
Turn not away
From the fond heart thou hast slighted:
Scorn not my dream,
Bright as the beam
|: E'er by thy cold frown benighted :|
E'er by thy cold frown benighted
Bid me not now
Spurn every vow
Once so confidingly plighted.
2. Where shall I turn
How can I learn
Other delights to awaken?
Ne'er can I find
Joy for my mind,
|: Hope from my heart being taken, :|
Hope from my heart being taken.
Vainly I'll strive
Hope to revive
When by thee scorned and forsaken.
3. When I would smile,
Grief to beguile,
Peace from my breast has departed;
When I would hide
Anguish in pride
|: Sorrowing tear drops have started :|
Sorrowing tear drops have started.
Turn not away!
Turn not away!
Leave me not now broken hearted!

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