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Take back the heart
Words & Music: Claribel

Take back the heart that thou gavest
What is my anguish to thee
Take back the freedom thou cravest
Leaving the fetters to me
Take back the vows thou hast spoken
Fling them aside and be free
Smile o'er each pitiful token
Leaving the sorrow for me
Drink deep of life's fond illusion
Gaze on the storm cloud and flee
Swiftly thro' strife and confusion
Leaving the burden to me

Then when at last overtaken
Time flings its fetters o'er thee
Come with a trust still unshaken
Come back captive to me
Come back in sadness or sorrow
Once more my darling to be
Come as of old, love to borrow
Glimpses of sunlight from me
Love shall resume her dominion
Striving no more to be free
When on her world weary pinion
Flies back my lost love to me

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