When this cruel war is over / words by Cha's Carroll Sawyer ; music by Henry Tucker.
New York, NY :
H. De Marsan,
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Table of Contents:
- Dearest love, do you remember When we last did meet, How you told me that you loved me, Kneeling at my feet? Oh! how proud you stood before me, In your suit of blue, When you vow'd to me and Country, Ever to be true. Weeping, sad and lonely, Hopes and fears are vain: Yet praying, when this cruel war is over, Praying: that we meet again! When the summer breeze is sighing, Mournfully along! Or when autumn leaves are falling, Sadly breathes the song, Oft, in dreams, I see thee lying On the battle plain, Lonely, wounded, even dying: Calling but in vain.. Weeping, sad and lonely, &c. If, amid the din of battle, Nobly you should fall, Far away from those who love you, None to hear you call: Who would whisper words of comfort, Who would soothe your pain? Ah! the many cruel fancies Ever in my brain.. Weeping, sad and lonely, &c. But our Country called you, darling, Angels cheer your way; While our nation's sons are fighting, We can only pray. Nobly strike for God and Liberty, Let all nations see How we love our Starry Banner, Emblem of the free!.. Weeping, sad and lonely, &c.