Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms – lyrics and chords

The lyrics to, Believe Me if all Those Endearing Young Charms, were originally written as a poem by the Irish poet Thomas Moore. They were later set to an old Irish folk tune. The lyrics try to reassure the poet’s lover that he will still love her even if her looks fade.

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The chords are presented here in the key of C Major. More experienced guitarists may want to add the chord Cdim on the word ‘charms’ at the end of the first line, the word ‘arms’ at the end of the third line and the word ‘heart’ at the end of the seventh line. However, the song will sound perfectly fine if you remain on the F chord for those words, as shown here. Use our chord converter to play the song in other keys.

 
Be
C 
lieve me, if  
C7 
all those en
F 
dearing young charms
 
Which I  
C 
gaze on so  
G 
fondly 
 
 
C 
today
G7 
 
Were to  
C 
change by to
C7 
morrow and  
F 
fleet in my arms
 
Like  
C 
fairy gifts  
G 
fading 
 
a
C 
way
G7 
 
Thou wouldst  
Am 
still be adored as this  
Dm 
moment thou  
F 
art
 
Let thy  
C 
loveliness 
 
 
G 
fade as it  
E7 
will 
 
 
G7 
 
And  
C 
around the dear  
C7 
ruin each  
F 
wish of my heart
 
Would en
C 
twine itself  
G 
verdantly 
 
 
C 
still.

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It is not while beauty and youth are thine own
And thy cheeks unprofaned by a tear
That the fervour and faith of a soul can be known
To which time will but make thee more dear.
No, the heart that has truly loved never forgets
But as truly loves on to the close
As the sunflower turns to her god when he sets
The same look which she turned when he rose.

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Be[C]lieve me, if [C7]all those en[F]dearing young charms
Which I [C]gaze on so [G]fondly [C]today[G7]
Were to [C]change by to[C7]morrow and [F]fleet in my arms
Like [C]fairy gifts [G]fading a[C]way[G7]
Thou wouldst [Am]still be adored as this [Dm]moment thou [F]art
Let thy [C]loveliness [G]fade as it [E7]will [G7]
And [C]around the dear [C7]ruin each [F]wish of my heart
Would en[C]twine itself [G]verdantly [C]still.

It is not while beauty and youth are thine own
And thy cheeks unprofaned by a tear
That the fervour and faith of a soul can be known
To which time will but make thee more dear.
No, the heart that has truly loved never forgets
But as truly loves on to the close
As the sunflower turns to her god when he sets
The same look which she turned when he rose.

Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
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Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms lyrics and chords

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