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The years creep slow- ly by,

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hun- dred months have passed Lo - re - na,

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sun's felt

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low down the sky, the pulse beat fast,

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- gain,--mine,---

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frost gleams where the flow'rs have been. mine


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heart throbs on as warm- ly hun- dred months, 'twas flow-'ry


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fas- ter far than thine.

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the hil-ly slope--- we
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now,--May,---

when the sum- mer days---were nigh;---

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climbed,---

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low,--day,---

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af- fec- tion's cloud- less the dis- tant church- bells

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say to them,"Lost years sleep

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on!---

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nor heed, life's pelt - ing

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3. We loved each other then Lorena, more than we ever dared to tell; And what we might have been, Lorena, had but our lovings prospered well.
But then, 'tis past-- the years are gone, I'll not call up their shadowy forms; I'll say to them, "Lost years, sleep on! Sleep on! nor heed, life's pelting storm."