Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

James Hine

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1860

Comments

I Wandered by the Brookside
by James Hine

Louisville: Published by David P. Faulds

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Abstract

[Verse 1]
I wander’d by the brook side
I wander’d by the mill,
I could not hear the brook flow,
The noisy wheel was still,
There was no sound of grass hopper
Nor chirp of any bird,
But the beating of my own heart
Was all the sound I heard.

[Verse 2]
I sat beneath the elm tree
I watch’d the long long shade,
And as it grew wtill longer
I did not feel afriad
For I listen’d for a foot fall
I linste’d for a word,
But the beating of my own heart
Was all the sound I heard.

[Verse 3]
He came not, ah! No, he came not,
The night came on alone,
The little stars sat one by one,
Each on his golden throne,
The evening air pass’d by my cheek,
The leaves above were stirr’d
But the beating of my own heart
Was all the sound I heard.

[Verse 4]
Fast silent tears were flowing
When something stood behind,
A hand was on my shoulder,
I knew its touch was kind:
It drew me nearer, nearer,
We did not speak a word,
For the beating of our own hearts
Was all the sound we heard.

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