Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

F. Paolo Tosti

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1899

Comments

Venetian Song
Words by B.C. Stephenson
Music by F. Paolo Tosti

New York. Published by G. Schirmer.

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Abstract

The night wind sighs,,
Our vessel flies
Across the dark lagoon;
The city sleeps,
And well she keeps
Her watch, the gentle moon.
For with her light,
She guides our flight
Across the silver sea.
We are alone!
The world, my own,
Doth hold but you and me,
but you and me;
We are alone!
The world, my own,
Doth hold but you and me,
but you and me;
Ah! la, Ah! la, Ah! la, Ah! la.

The night is still,
But soft winds fill
And swell the willing sail;
The wind is fair,
The scented air
Brings perfumes from the vale;
Then fly with me,
Across the sea,
And leave the world behind.
For here am I,
To live or die,
As you prove hard or kind,
prove hard or kind;
For here am I,
To live or die,
As you prove hard or kind,
prove hard or kind.
Ah! la, Ah! la, Ah! la, Ah! la.

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