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The First Love Dream (Henry Clay Work) Last night, mother, he told me so, As we walk'd by the pebbly stream; And I wake so happy, so wild with joy, It seems like a fairy dream. But his charming voice is ringing in my ear, As a dream voice could not be; He's the best man you know, In the whole wide world, And he loves, he only loves me. Kiss me, mother, and share the joy That has on my fortune smiled You have shared my sorrows when e'er I wept Since I was a little child. Do you chide me now? what could your darling do When he pleads with bended knee? He's the best man you know, In the whole wide world, And he loves, he only loves me. Leave you, mother, it brings a pang To this light and bounding heart; But if he were calling, the bride would go Tho' you and the daughter part. At a word from him, a beckon of his hand I would cross the rolling sea, He's the best man you know, In the whole wide world, And he loves, he only loves me. From Songs of Henry Clay Work, Work RG apr96
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