Forget-Me-Not (op. 35, no. 4)

(1897)

"Forget-Me-Not" is the fourth song of Beach's Four Songs, op. 35. The other three songs in the set are German texts by Scherenberg, Heine, and Goethe.

Forget-Me-Not
by Henry Harris Aubrey Beach


From the depths of thy lovely eyes,
My dear forget-me-not,
Comes the truth that never dies,
And the blue from heaven above.


In the sparkle the sunlight gleams,
My dear forget-me-not,
And I live in their golden beams,
For my heart is captive there!


When grief lends her pearls to their light,
My own forget-me-not,
Deny me no longer the right
To love and protect thee for aye.


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