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No. 13 - Duet - Dick and Constance - "Do you remember Love."

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Constance: Do you recall that song we used to sing?
Dick: Yes, I remember well that dear old song of ours.
Constance: What memories that song to me can bring!
You have forgotten, I declare.
This is the air, this is the air.
Dick: How long a time it seems,
How long it seems.
Constance: Oh, dear first love of olden days,
Come back in dreams to me.
Altho' my heart a vagrant strays,
It turns again to thee,
As one who travels distant ways,
when ever he may chance to roam,
At ev'ning homeward turns his gaze;
Where thou art is home.
   
Dick: Gone for ever, ay, for ever.
Vanished are youth's happy dreams;
To my heart returning never,
Wasted all hope in life seems.
Love youth; and the pure joy of home may be thine,
May be thine for aye.
Constance: And they yet may be...
Dick: But outcast am I,
Sad the fate that is mine...
Constance: Hope is thine, hope is thine,
Ah yes, whatever may thee betide,
Faithful I will bide, e'er to thee.
Dick: Joy is all vanished,
Constance: One true friend
Dick: Hope must be banished.
Constance: Thou hast still,
Dick: All happy dreams of my youth fled for aye.
Constance: One true friend
Dick: Joy is all vanished,
Constance: Thou hast still,
Dick: Hope must be banished.
Constance: It is I.
Both: I will be faithful and true to thee.
Constance: One is true
Dick: One friend still is true
Constance: still to you.
Dick: faithful ever.
Constance: When e'er you hear that song,
O think of dear days of old.
Oh, dear first love of olden days...
Dick: Could hope and youth come back again, dear!
Alas I a vagrant ever must be straying.
Ah, if she cared for me.
As one who travels distant ways,
Constance: Wherever he may chance to roam,
At even homeward turns his gaze.
Dick: The past is my heart's own true home.
Constance: One friend is true,
Dick: One friend is true,
O trusted friend and tried,
One friend is faithful still to me.

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