Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1880

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Little Sunbeam
Music by Henry farmer
Words by Joseph Edward Carpenter

New York: Published by C.H. Ditson & Co. (711 Broadway)

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Abstract

[Verse 1]
We called her little Sunbeam,
She seemed so fresh and fair,
Her smile it was the one beam
For to love and share;
But when she from the wildwood
Bro't simple flow'rs to me,
She gave me back my childhood
With all its mirth and glee.
It seemed that with the flowers,
The song bird's joyful strain,
And all youth's happy hours,
Came back to me again,
And all youth's happy hours,
Came back to me again.
It seemed that with the flowers,
The song birds joyful strain,
And all youth's happy hours
Came back to me again.

[Verse 2}
My Sunbeam, had you seen her,
With eyes so blue and mild,
No angel e'er serener,
And yet in grace a child;
You then had known that beauty
Springs not from pride or birth,
And felt there was a new tie
To blind you to the earth
To call back brighter hours,
Where darkness else would be,
As she with those sweet flowers,
That told so much to me.
As she with those sweet flowers
That told so much tot me.
To call back brighter flowers
The song birds joyful strain,
And all youth's happy hours,
Where darkness else would be,
As she with those sweet flowers,
That told so much to me.

[Verse 3]
Where wintry winds bereft us of flowers the summer spread,
My little Sunbeam left us, I know not where she fled;
But still fond mem'ry lingers upon those happy hours,
When first with fancy fingers she culled the woodland flowers
And still her smile is one beam that speaks of Heav'n to me;
God shield my little Sunbeam, wherever she may be.
God shield my little Sunbeam, wherever she may be.
And still her smile is one beam that speaks of Heav'n to me,
God shield my little Sunbeam, wherever she may be.

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