Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1853

Comments

Ballad

Written and Composed as a Companion to "Sleeping I Dreamed Love"

New York: Wm. Hall & Son (1853)

239 Broadway

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[Verse 1]
Softly ye night winds that float o’er my brow
Whisper he thinks of me, dreams of me now:
Tell me my thought cheer him onward to fame
Tell me when sleeping, he murmurs my name
Say not his fond arms another entwine
Say not he breathes her the vows that were mine
Say not he breathes her the vows that were mine

[Verse 2]
Lonely I pine for his coming in vain
Pine as the night pines for morning again
Yet the fond thought that my lover is true
Falls on my spirit like sunlight on dew
Then let me hope and in fragrance and bloom
Fade like the lily and die mid perfume
Fade like the lily and die mid perfume

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