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Linda Has Departed
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(published by Firth, Pond & Co., N.Y., 1859)
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Death with his cold hand,
Hath robbed me of ev’ry hope,
Hath robbed me of ev’ry hope
My loved one is gone,
Bleak was the moment,
That parted our beating hearts,
That parted our beating hearts,
And left me alone.
Sweet was the low voice,
That wrapt me in font delight,
That wrapt me in font delight,
As fair visions do,
Soft were the dark eyes,
That languished in beauty bright,
That languished in beauty bright,
How fondly and true!
Chorus:
Linda has departed,
The warm and tender hearted,
Linda has departed
And left me here to mourn.
Blest were the hours passed,
With her whom my soul adored,
With her whom my soul adored,
Whose heart was so light;
Sad is the lone hour,
Bereft of my darling one,
Bereft of my darling one,
In the darknes and night.
All now is cheerless,
My joys long have passed away,
My joys long have passed away,
With love fleeting years;
Hope has no comfort,
For sadness now holdeth sway,
For sadness now holdeth sway,
And leave me in tears.
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