#02570
Only A Beautiful Picture (Wayne S Morgan) video
See also: If Those Lips Could Only Speak
(Isle aux Mort Boys)
#806: YouTube video by NLTreasure
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

He stood in a beautiful mansion
surrounded by riches untold,
And he gazed at a beautiful picture
that hung in a frame of gold;
Was a picture of a lady,
so beautiful, young and fair,
To the beautiful life-like vision
he murmered in sad despair:

If those lips could only speak
and those eyes could only see,
Those beautiful golden tresses
were here in reality;
Could I only take your hand
as I did when you took my name,
But it's only a beautiful picture
in a beautiful golden frame.

He stood there and gazed at that picture,
slumbering, forgetting all pain,
There in that mansion in fancy
she stood by his side again;
His lips softly murmered the name
of his woman sweet bride,
With his eyes fixed on the picture,
he awoke from the dream and he cried:

If those lips could only speak
and those eyes could only see,
Those beautiful golden tresses
were here in reality;
Could I only take your hand
as I did when you took my name,
But it's only a beautiful picture
in a beautiful golden frame...
But it's only a beautiful picture
in a beautiful, golden frame.

####.... Variant of Charles Ridgewell and Will Godwin's 1907 variety song, If Those Lips Could Only Speak. Will Godwin is also noted as having sung the song (Sixty Old Time Variety Songs, Francis Day and Hunter, London, pp.74-76) ....####
This variant recorded by Wayne S Morgan of Port de Grave, NL (Fisherman's Pride, trk#4, 2002, Sawyer Hill Productions, Placentia, NL).

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A variant was also recorded as If Those Lips Could Only Speak by The Isle aux Morts Boys (My Newfoundland Shore, trk#9, 1988 Cassette, Independent, Isle aux Morts, NL).

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