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How Sweet The Tune

Briege Murphy
She cuts a tiny figure at The picture-house front door He said they'd meet at seven But it's been an hour or more So she shuns the knowning glances of The couples passing by Bites her lip and holds down hard So they won't see her cry From twilight to starlight She waited on into the night 'Till the clock-tower chimes out ten She knows he's let her down again And she vows this is the last time As the tears begins to fall If this is love it's better she had Never loved at all Chorus How high the moon how sweet the tune How big the fool that feel too soon How deep the pain first love imparts How could you know How fragile the heart Her eyes are red there's nothing said She goes off to school Quiet sadness follows her That breaks my heart in two I can't advise or patronise As she foregoes these passage rights Or tell her memory Knows the way she feels For when you learn the hard way Second time you're shy To cover up that sleep worn heart The next time she won't cry Chorus x2


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