Historic Sheet Music Collection

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Score

Publication Date

1824

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I See Them On Their Winding Way

The Words from an unpublished Poem

by the late Bishop Reginald

Composed by B. Hime.

Boston (197 Washington St): Published by John Ashton & Co. (182?)

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[Verse 1]
I see them on their winding way,
About their ranks the moonbeams play,
Their lofty deed and daring high,
Blend with the notes of victory,
And waving arms and banners bright
Are glancing in the mellow light
They're lost and gone the moon is past
The woods dark shade is o'er them cast,
And fainter fainter fainter still,
The march is rising o'er the hill, rising o'er the hill, rising o'er the hill.
I see them on their winding way
About their ranks the moonbeams play,
Their lofty deed and daring high,
Blend with the notes of victory.

[Verse 2]
Again again the pealing drum,
The clashing horn, they come, they come,
Thro' rocky pass o'er wooded steep,
In long and glitt'ring files they sweep
And nearer nearer yet more near
Their soften'd chorus meets the ear,
Forth forth and meet them on their way,
The tramping hoof's brook no delay,
With thrilling fife and pealing drum.
And clashing horn they come, they come, they come, they come,
they come, they come, they come.
I see them with energy.

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