Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1868

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To my friend Gustavus F. Hall
Many many leagues at sea
op. 45
music by Geo. A. Mietzke
words from Arthur's home magazine by F. H. Stauffer.
Boston : G. D. Russell & Co., 126 Tremont Opp. Park St.

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Lyrics

At eve I pace the whiten'd sands
I wipe my hair with nervous hands
So thick with dew the shining bands,
I sigh I moan oh wearily
For many, many leagues of sea
Now lie between my love and me!
For many many leagues of sea
Now lie between my love and me.

His lips rain'd kisses on my hair,
He left me standing tumbling there;
He said in words, so soft so fair,
I will come back, come back to thee
Though many, many leagues of sea
May lie between my love and me!
Though many, many leagues of sea
May lie between my love and me.

Oh say not that I wait in vain!
That others watch'd with throbbing brain
For truant ones who never came,
So false to me, he could bot be
Though many, many leagues of sea
Do lie between my love and me!
Though many, many leagues of sea
Do lie between my love and me!

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