Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

John Blockley

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1831

Comments

List, To The Convent Bells!

Notturio for One or Two Voices.

Composed & Inscribed to Miss Esther & Miss Ellen Lewis

Written and Composed by John Blockley

New York: Published by Dubois & Stodart 167 Broadway.

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[Lyrics]

List! 'tis Music stealing,
Over the rippling Sea,
Bright yon Moon is beaming,
Over each Tow'r and Tree.

List! 'tis Music stealing,
Over the rippling Sea,
Bright yon Moon is beaming,
Over each Tow'r and Tree
The waves seem list'ning to the sound,
As silently they flow.
O'er coral groves, and fairy ground,
And sparkling eaves below

List! 'tis Music stealing,
Over the rippling sea,
Bright yon Moon is beaming,
Over each Tow'r and Tree.

List! List! List! to the Convent Bells,
List! List! List! to the Convent Bells.

Music sounds the sweetest,
When on the moonlit Sea,
We sail in our Bark (the fleetest)
To a sweet melody.

Music sounds the sweetest,
When on the moonlit sea,
We sail in out Bark (the fleetest)
To a sweet melody,
Then as we're gently sailing,
We'll sing the plaintive strain,
Which mem'ry makes endearing,
And Home recalls again.

List! 'tis Music stealing,
Over the rippling sea,
Bright yon Moon is beaming,
Over each Tow'r and Tree,
List! List! List! to the Convent Bells;
List! List! List! to the Convent Bells.

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