Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1835

Comments

Buy My Flowers: Song of the Blind Girl
Sung by Mrs. Keeley in the romance of the Last Days of Pompei
the poetry by Edward Lytton Bulwer Esq.
Composed by G. Herbert Rodwell

New York. Published by James L. Hewitt & Co. 239 Broadway

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Lyrics

Slowly and with great feeling
Buy my flowers, O buy I pray
the blind girl comes from afar
If the earth be as fair as they say
These flowers her children are
O buy my flowers buy O buy my flowers buy
If the earth be as fair as they say
These flowers her children are.
Do they her beauty keep
They are fresh from her lap
I know for I caught them fast asleep
In her arms an hour ago
O buy my flowers buy O buy my flowers buy
If the earth be as fair as they say
These flowers her children are.

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