Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1909

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Words by Torrence Benjamin
Music by Charles Gilbert Spross

High Voice Low Voice

The John Church Company
Cincinnati, New York, Chicago, Leipsic, London

Dedicated to Miss Caroline Hudson

Copyright MCMIX by the John Church Company. International Copyright.
Used by permission, from Ainslee's Magazine. Printed in the United States of America.

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Lyrics

VERSE
Will o’ the wisp with your dancing light,
Where do you wander into the night?
Where will you lead, if I keep you in sight?
Will o’ the wisp,
Will your lantern illumine for me
A fairy ring ‘neath a forest tree?
Or will you beckon me down to the sea?
Will o’ the wisp.
Will o’ the wisp, the wise people say,
Who follows your lead goes far astray,
And never again sees the light of day.
Will o’ the wisp.
Though you are swift as the flying wind,
The treasure you seek, I too, will find,
So come! so come!
Let us leave the world far behind.
Will o’ the wisp, come,
Will o’ the wisp come,
O come!
Will o’ the wisp.

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