Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

D. F.E. Auber

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1835

Comments

Beats There a Heart
Sung by Mr. Wood in the opera of the Maid of Cashmere
Music bu Auber

Baltimore. Published by Saml. Carusi

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Lyrics

Beats there a heart on earth sincere?
A heart where guileless love is known
No purer gem this breast would wear
No dearer treasure own!
Where shall I turn? Ah!
This cabin the prize I search for at length conceal?
Rests unknown is such a casket
That one pearl rank could ne'er reveal.

I rov'd in vain through the gilded harem
Planets of beauty have dazzled my eyes
But women all some vain, some ungratefull,
And doubting , still this bosom sighs
Ah! Beats there a heart on earth sincere?
A heart where guileless love is known
No purer gem this breast would wear
No dearer richer treasure own.


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