Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

Alexander Lee

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1846

Comments

The Gypsey's Wild Chaunt,
Ballad sung by Mrs. Waylett in the Opera of Lo Zingaro
The poetry by H.R. Addison
The music composed by Alexander Lee

New York. Published by F. Riley 297 Broadway

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Lyrics

Sound, sound, the Tambouring,
Welcome now the Gypsey star;
Strike, strike, the Mandoline,
And the light Guitar:
When the moon is beaming bright,
The Gypsies dance, the Gypsies dance;
'Neath the moonbeam's glitt'ring ray,
Now their figures glance
See, see, they trip along,
O'er the green o'er the green,
List, list, the cheerful song,
To the merry, merry, merry, merry, merry, merry, merry, merry, merry,
Merry, merry, merry Tambourine.

2
Sound, sound, the Tambouring,
Welcome now the Gypsey star;
Strike, strike, the Mandoline,
And the light Guitar:
Dancing at the midnight hour,
On the sands on the sands;
Tho' the tempest dark may lour,
Are seen the Gypsey Bands:

See, see they &c.

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