Historic Sheet Music Collection

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Score

Publication Date

1853

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from the new burletta The Wigwam written by Shirley Brooks Esq. and composed by Alexander Lee New York: publihed by Firth, Pond, & Co., 1 Franklin Sq., Detroit: A Couse, Louisville: Peters, Webb, & Co. Lith. of Sarony & Major, 117 Fulton St.

Abstract

1. Oh! the wild free wind is a Spirit kind, And it loves the Indian well, When its course it ploughs thro' the crashing boughs, Or moans in the ocean shell. Oh! the wild free wind is a Spirit kind, And it loves the Indian well, When its course it ploughs thro' the crashing boughs, Or moans in the ocean shell, When the Indian maid hath implor'd implor'd its aid The wild free wind, the wild free wind is there, And it speeds her dart to the red deer's heart As he bounds from his secret lair It speeds her dart to the red deer's heart As he bounds from his secret lair And whether o'er sea or land it go She loves to hear the wild wind blow, To hear the wild wind blow. 2. When the sunlight fades from the silent glades, And the stars thro' branches gleam The wild wind's sigh is her lullaby And the music of her dream When the sun light fades from the silent glades, And the stars thro' branches gleam The wild winds sigh is her lullaby And the music of her dream, It guides the showers to her fairest, fairest flow'rs Her bees, her bees to their fragrant cell, For the wild free wind is a Spirit kind, And it loves the Indian well It speeds &c.

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