Historic Sheet Music Collection

Title

Silver Bell

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1911

Comments

Words by Edward Madden. Music by Percy Wenrich.

Jerome H. Remick & Co. New York Detroit

Copyright MCMX by Jerome H. Remick & Co.

“Some of these resources may contain offensive stereotypes. Such materials should be seen in the context of the time period and as a reflection of the attitudes of the time. The items are part of the historical record, and do not represent the views of the library or the institution.”

Lyrics

VERSE 1
Beneath the light of a bright starry night
Sang a lonely little Indian maid:
“No lover’s sweet serenade
Has ever won me.”
As in a dream, it would seem, down the stream,
Gaily paddling his tiny canoe,
A chieftain longing to woo
Sang her this song:

REFRAIN
“Your voice is ringing, my Silver Bell,
Under it’s spell
I’ve come to tell you of the love I am bringing
O’er hill and dell,
Happy we’ll dwell, my Silver Bell.”

VERSE 2
For many moons, many spoons, many tunes
Woke the echoes of the still Summer night,
As down the stream gleaming bright
They floated dreaming.
In his canoe, only two, sat to woo,
And they listened to the sigh of the breeze,
That seemed to sing in the trees
This sweet refrain:

REFRAIN

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