Title: The Answer
Music: Roger Quilter (1877-1953)
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- Scanned at the University of Rochester
- Key: PDF available in D Major
- Range: D4 – G5
Ask me not, dear, what thing it is
That makes me love you so;
What graces, what sweet qualities,
That from your spirit flow:
For I have but this old reply,
That you are you, that I am I.
My heart leaps when you look on me,
And thrills to hear your voice;
Lies, then, in these the mystery
That makes my soul rejoice?
I only know I love you true,
Since I am I, and you are you.