I Never Loved But One

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Onward to the eastern skies
With blueing effort kiss the seas
I sigh in place for those blue eyes
That have hope and love for me

   For they obey have stolen away
   That heart that truly once was mine
   Like some lone bird without a mate
   My weary heart is desolate

   I look around but cannot trace
   One welcome word or smiling face
   In gazing crowds I am alone
   Because I never loved but one

Come up closer to me now
Your chestnut hair’s been touched with snow
But still it is the same dear face
I loved so well long years ago

   The same as on that winter night
   You bent to me and kissed my brow
   Happy hours of trusting love
   Oh well they’re all over now
   
   And I must sail the whitening foam
   Till I can see the foreign home
   Til I forget that lasting face
   I ne’re can find a resting place
   
   I look around but cannot trace
   One welcome word or smiling face
   In gazing crowds I am alone
   Because I never loved but one