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Just Gwenty Years Ago.
HAT was that I heard you say?
Mother, did you call, or no?
Of just twenty years ago.
Chorus—Think of all the sighs and tears,
Think of all the grief and woe, That was in a million homes
Just twenty years ago.
That hour shines brighter now, to-night,
That hour of vital grief and woe, Than when I read that solemn message Just twenty years ago.
Yes, you wrote that Frank had fallen,
While bravely charging on the foe; 'Twas here, I read that trying message Just twenty years ago.
When I recall that day and hour,
Tears will unbidden flow,
And while my days are lengthened out,
And years do onward flow,
And when I've crossed that valley o'er,
That's free from earthly grief and woe, Then I shall see the one that fell Just twenty years ago.