Long, Long Ago
Words and Music by T. H. Bayly
Original Publication 1833

[Verse 1]
Tell me the tales That to me were so dear,
Long, long ago, Long, long ago;
Sing me the songs I delighted to hear,
Long, long ago, Long ago.

Now you are come, All my grief is removed,
Let me forget That so long you have roved,
Let me believe That you love as you loved,
Long, long ago, Long ago.

[Verse 2]
Do you remember The path where we met,
Long, long ago, Long, long ago?
That's when you told me You ne'er would forget,
Long, long ago, Long ago.

Then, to all others My smile you preferr'd,
Love, when you spoke, Gave a charm to each word,
Still my heart treasures The praises I heard,
Long, long ago, Long ago.

[Verse 3]
Tho' by your kindness My fond hopes were rais'd,
Long, long ago, Long, long ago;
You by more eloquent Lips have been prais'd,
Long, long ago, Long ago.

But by long absence Your truth has been tried,
Still to your accents I listen with pride,
Blest as I was When I sat by your side,
Long, long ago, Long ago.