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THE HEART OF GOLD, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: I had a heart as good as gold
Last Line: Beginning with my ending.
Alternate Author Name(s): Morgan, Emanuel
Variant Title(s): The Golden Heart
Subject(s): Love


I had a heart as good as gold
For spending or for buying;
It bought me many a hand to hold
And many a breath for sighing.

It bought me many a mouth to kiss,
And many a secret token --
But what's the good of all of this
Now that my heart is broken!

My heart that once, as good as gold,
Bought anything that mattered
Is like a tale completely told,
Like golden money scattered . . .

But somewhere there's a heart so young
It still can spare for spending
Will sing the song that I have sung,
Beginning with my ending.





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