Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

Lyman Heath

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1843

Comments

The Grave of Bonaparte
A song, as performed at the principal concerts of the Hutchinson family
Music by L. Heath

"He sleeps his last sleep he has fought his last battle no sound can awake him to glory again."

Boston. Published by Oliver Ditson 135 Washington St.

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Abstract

Oh shades of the mighty where now are the legions
That rushed but to conquer when thou ledst them on
Alas! they have perished in far hilly regions
And all save the fame of their triumph is gone


The trumpet may sound and the loud cannon rattle
They heed not, they hear not, they're free from all pain
They sleep their last sleep, they have fought their last battle
No sound can awake them to glory again

Yet spirit immortal, the tomb cannot bind thee
For like thine own eagle that soared to the sun
Thou springest from bondage, and leavest behind thee
A name, which before thee no mortal had won
Though nations may combat, and war's thunder rattle
No more on the steed wilt thou sweep o'er the plain
Thou sleepst thy last sleep, thou hast fought thy last battle
No sound can awake thee to glory again
No sound &c.

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