Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

W. M. Rooke

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1820

Comments

When the Morning First Dawns, Air
Sung by Miss Shireff in the Grand Romantic Opera Amilie,
or The Love Test, performed at the Chesnut Street Theatre.
The words by J.T.Haines, the music by W.M. Rooke.

Philadelphia. Published by George Willig, 171 Chestnut St.

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Abstract

When the morning first dawns, we will seek the green hill,
Before the horn form the peak wakes the plain,
Before the horn from the peak wakes the plain;
And list to the hum of the wild mountains rill,
Or join with pure hearts in the lark's thrilling strain,
Or join with pure hearts in the lark's thrilling strain,
the lark's thrilling strain, or join with pure hearts in the lark's thrilling strain,
Hail hail the fresh morn list the chirp of the birds,
Hark the pipe of the shepherd hark the low of the herds,
While distant and dying sweet echo brings near
The sound of the horn the village to cheer
The sound of the horn the village to cheer
li ra la li ra la li ra la la la la

When the first star of ev'ning illumines the sky,
and herds from the hills, seek their homes in the vale,
And herds from the hills, seek their home in the vale;
Hand in hand we will roam the lone rivulet by,
And list to the Nightingale's heart soothing tale,
And list to the Nightingales's heart soothing tale,
the Nightingale's tale, And list to the Nightingale's heart soothing tale,
Hail! hail! the calm eve, see each bird flies to rest;
See the wife spreads the board, and the hind seeks his rest,
While distant and dying sweet echo brings near
The sound of the horn the village to cheer
The sound of the horn the vallage to cheer
li ra la li ra la li ra la la la la la

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