Love's old sweet song (James Lynam Molloy)

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  • CPDL #22003:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-07-23).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 79 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Arranged for Alto solo in verses and ATTB chorus, with keyboard accompaniment. Revised files uploaded 19/01/19.
Arranger: James Gibb
  • (Posted 2010-04-23)   CPDL #21472:          (Sibelius 4)
Editor: Kayla Campbell (submitted 2010-04-19).   Score information: 18.7 x 26.4 cm, 1 page, 125 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Love's Old Sweet Song
Composer: James Lynam Molloy
Lyricist: G. Clifton Bingham
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SATB or ATTB
Genre: SecularFolksong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1917

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Original text and translations

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1  Once in the dear, dead days beyond recall,
When on the world the mists began to fall,
Out of the dreams that rose in happy throng,
Low to our hearts Love sang an old sweet song;
And in the dusk where fell the firelight gleam,
Softly it wove itself into our dream.
R:  Just a song at twilight, when the lights are low,
And the flick'ring shadows softly come and go,
Tho' the heart be weary, sad the day and long,
Still to us at twilight, comes Love's old song,
Comes Love's old sweet song.

 

 
2  Even today we hear Love's song of yore,
Deep in our hearts it dwells for evermore,
Footsteps may falter, weary grow the way,
Still we can hear it at the close of day;
So till the end when life's dim shadows fall,
Love will be found the sweetest song of all.
R:  Just a song at twilight, when the lights are low,
And the flick'ring shadows softly come and go,
Tho' the heart be weary, sad the day and long,
Still to us at twilight, comes Love's old song,
Comes Love's old sweet song.