“Lorena's Answer (Paul Vane)”


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.


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. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Randolph 757, "Lorena and Paul Vane" (2 texts, 2 tunes, of which the first is "Lorena" and the second "Lorena's Answer")
  2. Roud #4246
  3. BI, R757A


Author: Words: H.D.L. Webster/Music: J.P. Webster
Earliest date: 1863
Keywords: love age
Found in: US(So)