Endearing Young Charms

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Lyrics by the Irish Poet Thomas Moore
Music by Jon Davis

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Believe me, if all those endearing young charms
Which I gaze on so fondly today
Were to change by tomorrow, and flee in my arms,
Like fairy gifts fading away,
Thou wouldst still be adored, as this moment thou art,
Let thy loveliness fade as it will,
And around the dear ruin each wish of my heart
Would entwine itself verdantly still.

If all those endearing young charms should flee in my arms
Thou wouldst still be adored

It is not while beauty and youth are thine own,
And thy cheeks unprofaned by a tear,
That the fervor and faith of a soul can be known,
To which time will but make thee more dear;
No, the heart that has truly loved never forgets,
But as truly loves on to the close,
As the sunflower turns on her god, when he sets,
The same look which she turned when he rose.

If all those endearing young charms should flee in my arms
Thou wouldst still be adored, as this moment thou art.

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from Open Shore, released April 26, 2013
Produced by Tim Gowdy, Matt Tomlinson and Jon Davis

All words and music by Jon Davis except track 5 lyrics by Alisha Ruiss, track 7 lyrics by Jon Davis, Matt Tomlinson and Tim Gowdy, and track 10 lyrics by Irish poet Thomas Moore (1779-1852).
© 2013 Jon Davis Music. All rights reserved.

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