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Long, Long Ago - by Thomas Haynes Bayly in 1833

This tune from book one was the most popular song in America in 1843. For more information and further verses see this site.

Tell me the tales that to me were so dear,
Long, long ago, long, long ago,
Sing me the songs I delighted to hear,
Long, long ago, long ago,
Now you are come all my grief is removed,
Let me forget that so long you have roved.
Let me believe that you love as you loved,
Long, long ago, long ago.