Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms

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Traditional Music
Lyrics by Thomas Moore

VERSE 1

D             D7          G 
Believe me if all those endearing young charms,

        D          A7       D 
Which I gaze on so fondly today,

                               G           G#dim7 
Were to change by tomorrow and fleet in my arms,

     D           A7      D 
Like fairy gifts fading away,

                                      G 
Thou would'st still be adored as this moment thou art,

        D          A7         D 
Let thy loveliness fade as it will,

                              G          G#dim7 
And around the dear ruin each wish of my heart,

        D            A7        D 
Would entwine itself verdantly still.

VERSE 2

      D         D7         G 
It is not while beauty and youth are thine own,

        D           A7         D 
And thy cheeks unprofaned by a tear,

                               G           G#dim7 
That the fervor and faith of a soul can be known,

         D             A7             D 
To which time will but make thee more dear!

                                   G 
Oh! the heart that has truly loved never forgets,

       D           A7        D 
But as truly loves on to the close,

                              G            G#dim7 
As the sunflower turns on her god, when he sets,

         D              A7             D 
The same look which she turned when he rose!

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Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A7 D Major D7 G Major G#dim7
Guitar A7 D Major D7 G Major G#dim7
Mandolin A7 D Major D7 G Major G#dim7
Piano A7 D Major D7 G Major G#dim7
Ukulele A7 D Major D7 G Major G#dim7

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