"Dreams of Long Ago", by Enrico Caruso

Enrico Caruso – Dreams of Long Ago (1912)

“Dreams of Long Ago”, a beautiful song composed by the Italian tenor Enrico Caruso himself. Italian lyrics by John Focacci, and English lyrics by Earl Carroll.

Lyrics

Shadows are falling and I sit alone
My heart recalling
Memories when you were my own

Once more you press me
two lips I adore
Once more caress me
As they did before

Dreams, just dreams of long ago
Dreams of days that we both know
Time can never change the past
Your mine in dreams until the last

Summer’s gone and life grow cold
Still in dreams you’re mine of old
Hearts may break, but you can’t take
Those golden dreams of long ago

(Orchestral Break)

Fond recollections paint you vividly,
Youth’s wild affections bring you in fancy to me
My arms enfold you, once again you’re mine
Once more I hold you, close to love’s own shrine

Dreams, just dreams of long ago
Dreams of days that we both know
Times can never change the past
You’re mine in dreams until the last

Summer’s gone and life grow cold
Still in dreams you’re mine of old
Hearts may break, but you can’t take
Those golden dreams of long ago