Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1830

Comments

The banks of the blue Moselle, as sung by Mrs. Keeley with the most rapturous applause. poetry by Fitz Ball ; music by George Herbet Rodwell. New York: ATWILL Publisher, 201 Broadway.

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Lyrics

When the glow worm gilds the Elfin flow'r,
That clings round the ruined shrine,
Where first we met, when first we lov'd,
And I confess'd me thine,
'Tis there I'll fly to meet thee still,
At sound of vesper bell.
In the starry light, of a summer night,
In the starry light, of a summer night,
In the starry light, of a summer night,
On the banks of the blue Moselle,
On the banks of the blue Moselle,
In the starry light of a summer night,
On the banks of the blue Moselle.

If the cares of life should shade thy brow,
Yes yes in our native bow'rs
My Lute and heart might best accords,
To tell of happier hours.
'Yes there I'll sooth thy grief to rest,Each sigh of sorrow quell.

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