In this arrangement of Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms, Harp 2 plays the melody and and Harp 1 and Harp 3 have different accompaniment patterns. There are no lever or pedal changes. This folk song has a romantic story associated with it. A general returned from war to discover that his wife had contracted small pox, leaving her so disfigured that she would not be seen. He asked Thomas Moore to write the words which are sung to this melody, to tell her that “thou wilt still be adored,” and that “the heart that has truly loved never forgets, but as truly loves on to the close.” Performance time for Believe Me is about two and a half minutes. This folk song is also available for voice and harp or harp solo in Favorite Folk Songs, Volume I by Eileen Mulligan of Cork, Ireland.
The arrangement comes with separate copies for First Harp, Second Harp, and Third Harp and an Ensemble Copy showing the three parts together.