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No. 6: Recit. & Aria (Aline)

"My kindly friends, I thank you for this greeting ...
Oh, happy young heart"

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Aline.
My kindly friends, I thank you for this greeting
And as you wish me every earthly joy,
I trust your wishes may have quick fulfillment!

ARIA

Alice May, the original Aline
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Oh, happy young heart!
Comes thy young lord a-wooing
With joy in his eyes,
And pride in his breast –
Make much of thy prize,
For he is the best
That ever came a-suing,
That came a-suing.
Yet – yet we must part,
Young heart,
Yet we must part,
Yet we must part,
Yet – yet we must part,
Young heart,
Yet we must part.

Oh, merry young heart,
Bright are the days of wooing!*
But happier far
The days untried –
No sorrow can mar,
When Love has tied
The knot there's no undoing.
There's no undoing.
Then, never to part,
Young heart,
Never to part,
Never to part,
Then, never to part,
Young heart,
Never to part!

Never to part, never to part,
Never, never, never to part!
Never to part, young heart!
Never to part!

* The libretto has " Bright are the days of thy wooing!" but the vocal score has the line as here.

 

Helen Gilliland as Aline, 1919
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