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No. 21 - Letter Song - Alice -
"True Love from o'er the Sea."

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Alice: I dare not break the seal!
What fear, what doubt I feel...
I've liv'd so long with sorrow,
I tremble at each morrow!
With fond doubt my heart will chill...
Lives and loves he still?
Sad heart, thou'rt much to blame.
Did he not write this name?
Ah! come now what will,
He lives and loves me still!
Loves me still! Loves me still! Ah!
True love from o'er the sea
I long for thee, come back to me,
Wand'rer o'er angry foam,
Come! make my loving heart thy home!
Ah! come back to me,
Wand'rer o'er angry foam,
Make this loving heart thy home!
   
(opening letter) Ah! me! a fight again!
A wreck toss'd on the main!
Then in strange prison lying,
With wounded and with dying!
Nought but sorrow ev'rywhere,
Sorrow and despair!
(reads again) Yet no, again he's free!
He's coming back to me!
Ah! away with pain,
my brave boy comes again!
Comes again! Comes again! Ah!
True love from o'er the sea
I long for thee, come back to me,
Wand'rer o'er angry foam,
Come! make my loving heart thy home!
Ah! come back to me,
Wand'rer o'er angry foam,
Make this loving heart thy home!

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