WILL YOU FORGIVE IF I FORGET ?
(Words by Kurt Hirsekorn / Music by G. Selig, 1909)
Oh could I but recall the past, dear, and all its bright and
happy hours! It would not be that now at last, dear, your
love should fade like summer flowers, our hands, our lips
have met in gladness, how can our lives be parted now. Let
love's roses banish sadness, recall the shadow from your brow!
To take your image from my heart, dear, would be to take the
light from day! and if our paths on earth should part, dear,
my fondest hopes would fade away! Let not our little word
now sever, the bliss, the dreams that we have known! Oh, let
us be sweethearts forever, let your dear love be all my own!
Say not farewell, ah leave that word unspoken, which brings
a tear a bitter sigh! say not the vows that once we made are
broken by one sad word that word Goodbye! Oh! give me back
your fond caresses, I cannot help I love you yet, the fault was
mine my heart confesses will you forgive if I forget?