Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

Waverly

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1869

Comments

Beautiful bells, poetry and arrangement by Waverly. New York: Published by B.W. Hitchcock,98 Spring St., New York.

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Abstract

Beautiful bells,
O beautiful bells,
Thy gentle music I joyously hear!
How to heart thy witchery tells,
Tales of the past ever dear...
Wilt thou return once more unto me,
On wings of sweet echo to banish my pain?
Hark! hark! the strain! it comes o'er the lea
In ravishing sweetness again...
Beautiful bells,
O beautiful bells,
Bringing back pleasure so dear to the heart;
Love's deathless flowers still beauty will braid,
Wreathing round memory's urn.
Beautiful bells,
O beautiful bells!

Joys of my youth, they never will fade,
But back again will on bright wings return;
Love's deathless flowers beauty will braid,
Wreathing round memory's urn.
Wilt thou return once more unto me,
On wings of sweet echo, to banish my pain?
Hark! hark! the strain! it comes o'er the lea,
In ravishing sweetness again.
Beautiful bells! &c.

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