I Want to Die While You Love Me

(1919)

"I Want to Die While You Love Me" is a song with music by Henry Thacker Burleigh and poetry by Georgia Douglas Johnson.

I Want to Die While You Love Me
by Georgie Douglas Johnson


I want to die while you love me,\t
While yet you hold me fair,\t
While laughter lies upon my lips\t
And lights are in my hair.\t

I want to die while you love me,
And bear to that still bed,\t
Your kisses turbulent, unspent\t
To warm me when I’m dead.\t

I want to die while you love me\t
Oh, who would care to live
Till love has nothing more to ask\t
And nothing more to give!\t

I want to die while you love me\t
And never, never see\t
The glory of this perfect day
Grow dim or cease to be.


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