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Slide set: If those lips could only speak (song: Bamforth & Co., 17 slides, 1908)

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Slide 1**
Intro. with Title
Slide 2**
He stood in a beautiful mansion surrounded by riches untold
Slide 3**
He gazed at a beautiful picture that hung in a frame of gold
Slide 4**
Twas a picture of a lady so beautiful, young, and fair
Slide 5**
If those lips could only speak, if those eyes could only see
Slide 6**
Could I only take your hand as I did when you took my name
Slide 7**
It's only a beautiful picture in a beatiful golden frame
Slide 8**
With all his great power and his riches he knows he can never replace
Slide 9
And each time he sees her picture these same words he'll always say
Slide 10**
All my wealth I would freely forfeit and toil for you night and day
Slide 11**
If those lips could only speak, if those eyes could only see
Slide 12**
He sat there and gazed at the painting, then slumbered, forgetting all pain
Slide 13**
And there in that mansion in fancy she stood by his side again
Slide 14**
Then his lips they softly murmured the name of his once sweet bride
Slide 15**
With his eyes fixed upon the picture he awoke from his dream and cried
Slide 16**
If those lips could only speak, if those eyes could only see
Slide 17**
Words of Chorus
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Lucerna ID  3002574

Record created by Richard Crangle and Richard Crangle [A]. Last updated 23 November 2016

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