The Old Refrain
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"The Old Refrain" was an early twentieth century popular song arranged by Fritz Kreisler in 1915. It was based on the song "Du alter Stefansturm" from Johann Brandl's 1887 operetta Der liebe Augustin. It was written for violin and piano or orchestra; lyrics were also written by Alice Mattulath.
In the aftermath of the Guardian attack on Meridian in 2558, Evelyn Collins, while searching through the devastated Meridian Station for supplies, came upon a torn and trampled piece of sheet music for "The Old Refrain" among the equipment and personal effects that had been abandoned during the evacuation.
I often think of home Dee-ol-ee-ay
It takes me back again to meadows fair
It was my mother taught me how to sing
Though years have passed and gone, dee-ol-ee-ay
This song will bring me visions full of light
And when at last my journey here is o'er
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