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Sweet Emeline
Music arranged by Manuel Y. Ferrer
San Francisco: M. Gray, c1871

1. Sweet Emeline, thy youthful face 
So fraught with love and childish grace
The light joy of ev'ry place, Sweet Emeline, Sweet Emeline,
Oft in the night, thy form I saw 
And deemed thine eye the guiding star
Should lift my soul to realms afar;
Sweet Emeline, Sweet Emeline

2. 
When angel hands bore thee away 
This heart droop'd lower day by day
Of hope there came but one short day,
Sweet Emeline, Sweet Emeline
And as we trust, 'midst winter's June,
To see the bright and glorious June,
So do I trust to join thee soon,
Sweet Emeline, dear Emeline

Chorus:
O Sweet Emeline, so fair and bright
My star of e'en the darkest night
Yet still of thee I fondly dream
My only love, sweet Emeline, Sweet Emeline.

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