Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

Jenny Lines

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1856

Comments

Ossian’s Serenade

Arranged for the Guitar by Miss Jenny Lines.

Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co. (1856)

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Lyrics:

[Verse 1]
Oh! come with me in my little canoe,
Where the sea is calm and the sky is blue,
Oh! come with me for I long to go,
To those isles where the mango apples grow;
Oh! come with me and be my love,
For thee the jungles depth I’ll rove,
I’ll gather the honey comb bright as gold,
And chase the elk to its secret hole.
I’ll chase the antelope over the plain,
The tiger’s cub I’ll bind with a chain,
And the wild gazelle with it’s silvery feet,
I’ll give thee for a playmate sweet.

[Verse 2]
I’ll climb the palm for the bia’s nest,
Red peas I’ll gather to deck thy breast,
I’ll pierce the cocoa’s cup for it’s wine,
And haste to thee if thou’lt be mine;
Then come with me in my light canoe,
While the sea is calm and the sky is blue;
For should we linger another day,
Storms may arise and love decay;
I’ll chase the antelope over the plain;
The tiger’s cub I’ll bind with a chain,
And the wild gazelle with it’s silvery feet,
I’ll give thee for a playmate sweet.

[Verse 3]
Oh! come if the love thou hast for me,
If pure and fresh as mine for thee;
Fresh as the fountain under grounf,
When first ‘tis by the lapwing found;
Our sands are bare and down their slope,
The silvery footed antelope,
As gracefully and gaily springs,
As o’er the marbled court of kings,
I’ll chase the antelope over the plain;
The tiger’s cub I’ll bind with a chain,
And the wild gazelle with it’s silvery feet,
I’ll give thee for a playmate sweet.

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