Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1837

Comments

From the Opera of the Bride's Band, the words by William B. Bernard Esqr., the music composed and respectfully dedicated to Col. G.P. Morris, Music by Henry Russell
Hewitt and Jaques 239 Broadway, New York

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Abstract

Come brothers arouse let the owl go to rest
Oh! the summer sun"s in the sky
The bee's on its wing and the hawks in his nest
And the river runs merrily by
And the river runs merrily by
Our mother, the world , a good mother is she,
Says to toil, is to welcome her fare,
Some bounty she hangs us on every tree,
And blesses us in the sweet Air,
Oh! Come brothers arouse let the owl go to rest,
Oh! the summer sun's in the sky,
The bee's on its wing and the hawks in his nest,
And the river runs merrily by;
And the river runs merrily by,
Come dance Lads, come dance Lads,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,
Come dance Lads, come dance Lads,
Come dance, come dance
away, away, away, away, away, away
Oh, Oh.

And this is the life for a man, a man,
And this is the life for me,
The Prince may boast if he can, he can;
But he never was half so free.
Our mother, the world, a good mother's she,
Says to toil, is to welcome her fare;
Some bounty she hangs us on every tree,
And blesses us in the sweet air.
Come Brothers arouse let the owl go to rest,
Oh! the summer sun's in the sky;
The bee's on its wing and the hawk in his nest,
And the river runs merrily by.

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