Lorena's Answer (Paul Vane)
DESCRIPTION: "The years are creeping slowly by, dear Paul." Lorena answers Paul that, though the years have passed and the winter come, "There's no snow upon the heart." She expects to meet him in heaven.
AUTHOR: Words: H.D.L. Webster/Music: J.P. Webster
EARLIEST DATE: 1863
KEYWORDS: love age
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Randolph 757, "Lorena and Paul Vane" (2 texts, 2 tunes, of which the first is "Lorena" and the second "Lorena's Answer")
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #1858, p. 125, "Paul Vane. Answer to Lorena" (1 reference)
NOTES: The song "Lorena's Answer" was an attempt by Webster and Webster to cash in on the success of their earlier hit "Lorena." It didn't do nearly as well. The reason is probably obvious. If "Lorena" is saccharine, "Lorena's Answer" is sugar-coated extra-strength saccharine. It's more than I can take.
Observe that, whereas broadsides of Lorena were common, WolfAmericanSongSheets, which includes many thousands of broadsides, lists only one broadside of the Answer. - RBW
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