Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1835

Comments

O sing sweet bird
A favorite song composed by J. Mazzinghi

Boston: published by C. Bradlee 107 Washington St.

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Abstract

O! Sing sweet bird O! Sing sweet bird
from that lov'd strain a transient bliss I feel
To lull that sorrow which in vain I labour to conceal

O! Sing sweet bird O! Sing O! Sing sweet bird O! Sing O!
Sing sweet bird O! Sing sweet bird O! Sing sweet bird

From Sylvia torn, From Sylvia torn,
Whose vocal pow'r made Earth a Heav'n to me;
To cheer each sad and tedious hour,
I fondly taught it thee.

O! Sing sweet bird O! Sing O! Sing sweet bird O! Sing O!
Sing sweet bird O! Sing sweet bird O! Sing sweet bird

That if misfortune damp my love,
Or yield me up or yield me up to care;
Thy lay may rouse my soul'
and prove A rescue from despair.

O! Sing sweet bird O! Sing O! Sing sweet bird O! Sing O!
Sing sweet bird O! Sing sweet bird O! Sing sweet bird


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