Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

J. W. Cherry

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1856

Comments

Six Songs by J.W.Cherry
Author of Shells of Ocean

Pretty Fay, Why Away
Cherry's Songs
J.W. Cherry

Boston. Published by Olive Ditson Washington St.

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Abstract

Pretty Fay, why away
Where art thou going?
Stay with me,
much from thee I would be knowing;
Spirit fair, child of air,
Where is thy dwelling
Tell to me if it be Earth's joy excelling;
When the day Dies away,
'Mid all the splendour
Clouds of gold can unfold,
Or twilight render;
Doest thou come From thy home
'Mid fairy flowers, On the wing,
Here to sing with magic powers!
Pretty Fay, why away
Where art thou going?
Stay with me, much from thee I would be knowing;
Spirit fair, child of air, Where is thy dwelling
Tell to me if it be Earth's joy excelling.

Pretty Fay, All the day
Where art thou staying?
Dost thou lie "Neath the sky,
Mid breezes playing
Round thy bed, O'er thy head,
Gay flow'rest waving;
At thy feet, Murm'ring sweet,
Bright waters laving;
In some star For thy car,
Mid splendour beaming,
Doest thou ride in thy pride,
Near maidens dreaming;
Then with spells, Which excels
All mortals knowing,
As their friend Doest thou send
Bright visions glowing? Pretty Fay, &c.

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