Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1845

Comments

We are the Wandering Breezes
Duett Written & Composed by the Hon. Mrs. Norton

Boston: Published by Geo P. Reed 17 Tremont Row

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Lyrics

We are the wandering breezes,
Which under the green leaves play;
Wherever the wild wind pleases,
All the long summer's day.
The birds at sunset wingeth,
His way to his downy nest.
But the murmuring breeze still singeth,
When all the world's at rest.
Sometimes among the bowrs we creep
And fan the blushing flowers to sleep
Midst the tall reed passing thro,
We ruffle the face of the waters blue
Or in the heather bell;
Ringing a fairy knell!
With a sad and gentle tone;
Like the wind harps faltering moan,
Like the wind harps faltering moan
For we are the wandering breezes
Which under the green leaves play;
Wherever the wild wind pleases,
All the long summer's day.

Where the white birch gently bindeth,
We come to the sultry world;
And the spirit of air ascendeth,
Where the fainting flowers lie furld.
Where the weary watcher sigheth,
By the sick man conch of pain
The fresh breezes gently flyeth,
To cool his throbing brain.
Or ent'rng with the pale moons beam
We fan the lovers favored dream
Breath a whisper soft and mild,
On the peaceful brow of a cradled child
Or where the lost one dwell;
Gently pause and say farewell!
Or where the lost one dwell;
Gently pause and say farewell!
As the tufted grass we wave;
Growing on some lonely grave,
Growing on some lonely grave.
For we are the wandering breezes
Which under the green leaves play;
Wherever the wild wind pleases,
All the long summer's day.

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