BETA

Longing.

The green road, the clean road : it is so broad and
high ;
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It stretches from the happy sea to touch the happy sky.2
Oh !  I laughed once to forsake it, but I’m longing now
to take it
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The green road, the clean road, that is so broad and
high.
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The gray street, the gay street : how solemnly it
shines !
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The sun imprints his pleasures, but there’s pain
between the lines.
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Oh, I smiled at first to see it, but I’m eager now to
flee it
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The gray street, the gay street : how solemnly it shines !8
The pure love, the sure love comes over me like rain ;9
The tinsel of my heartless love is turning poor and
plain.
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It’s my life I have been giving just to make a decent
living,
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It’s my all I have been losing just to get a little
gain.
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The nest song, the best song is crying swift and sweet :13
The tune’s within my bosom, but the time’s not in
my feet.
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Ah !  they only sing for pity, do the voices in the city.15
Did you ever hear a homely song sound happy in the
street ?
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The gray street, the gay street : for me it holds no
rest,
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Not even when the summer sun is sailing down the
west ;
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And I cannot find my pleasure in a road my sight can
measure
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From the little room I dwell in with a memory for
my guest.
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The green road, the clean road : it is so broad and
high,
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It stretches from the happy sea to touch the happy sky.22
Oh, to rise and part with sadness ! oh, to move and
meet with gladness,
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On the green road, the clean road, that is so broad
and high !
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