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First Line: When I was young
Last Line: He has been dead the while!
Alternate Author Name(s): Tremaine, John
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Romance

When I was young
I used to say:
Romance will come riding by
And I shall surely smile
And play with him awhile.

When I grew older
then I said:
Romance may come riding by
I wonder shall I smile
And play with him awhile?

But now—
Alas! I only say:
Romance never will come by
And I shall never smile
He has been dead the while!

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