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Lizzie Dies To-Night
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(published by Daughaday & Hammond, Philadelphia, 1861)
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’Twas hard, our parting, mother dear,
It gave you untold pain;
But hope was strong within our hearts
That we should meet again.
There’s health upon my cheek once more,
And in my eye new light --
’Twill all be quench’d in Ocean’s gloom,
For Lizzie dies to-night!
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Lizzie dies to-night, mother,
Lizzie dies to-night.
I’m thinking, mother, of the time
When little Willie died,
We laid him down with bursting hearts,
My father’s tomb beside.
’Twas then you feared my tender form
Would vanish from the light, --
But ah! my grave is ’neath the wave,
For Lizzie dies to-night!
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I’ve been so happy, mother dear,
When brightest summer smiled,
The friends who love me so far away
Have guarded well your child;
They’ve brought me almost back again
To you and home’s delight.
But I will never see you more,
For Lizzie dies to-night!
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I know you’re dreaming, mother dear,
Of all these dangers past;
Perhaps you’ll never know how hard
Death came to me at last.
I’m almost in your arms again,
God make your burden light!
I never more can cheer your heart,
For Lizzie dies to-night!
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