Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1858

Comments

Foster's Melodies No. 34.
Linger in blissful repose, serenade
written & composed by Stephen C. Foster.
New York: published by Firth, Pond & Co., 547 Broadway.

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Abstract

Linger in blissful repose,
Free from all sorrowing care love,
While round thee melody flows,
Wafted on pinions of air love.
Let not thy visions depart,
Lured by the stars that are beaming,
Music will flow from my heart
While thy sweet spirit is dreaming.
Dreaming, dreaming, unfettered by the day,
In melody, in melody
I'll breathe
I'll breathe my soul away.

Softly the night winds are heard,
Sighing o'er mountain and dale, love,
Gently the vapors are stirred
Down in the shadowy vale love.
While o'er the dew covered plain,
Starlight in silence is gleaming,
Lightly I'll breathe a refrain
Round the young heart that is dreaming.
Dreaming, dreaming, unfettered by the day.
In melody, in melody I'll breathe
I'll breathe my soul away.

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