Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1841

Abstract

The Celebrated Melodies of the Rainer Family.

Adapted for the Piano Forte.

The Miller's Maid

From the German- English words adapted by Thomas Power, Esq.

Boston. Parker & Ditson. 1841

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[Verse One]
There blooms, by the cot in the dale
A beautiful rose of the vale,

[Chorus]
La la la la la la la

[Verse Two]
A beautiful rose of the vale,
But more fair is the maiden
That blooms on the spot.
She's the loveliest flower
That grows near the cot

[Repeat chorus twice]

[Verse Three]
A dashing young soldier came by,
Her voice, like a zephyr was night,

La la la &c.

Her voice, like a zephyr was night,
Then he sought the fair maiden
And wished for her name,
But her answer was only,
In wild notes, the same,

La la la &c.

[Verse Four]
"Wilt thou be my love?" then he cried,
But still the gay beauty replied,

La la la &c.

But still the gay beauty replied,
"I will give you fair jewels
I'll give you bright things,"
But the maiden, unmindful,
Sill merrily sings,

La la la &c.

[Verse Five]
The solider, though slighted, remains,
Her wild notes he has for his pains,

La la la &c.

Her wild notes he has for his pains,
And the song of the maiden
Is heard in the glen,
And as spring time returns,
May we hear it again

La la la &c.

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