Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

J. H. Tully

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1847

Comments

Love Launched a Fairy Boat
As Sung by Mrs. Franklin
Poetry written by Mark Lemon
Music Composed by J.H. Tully

Boston. Published by Prentiss & Clark 33 Court St.

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Lyrics

Love launch'd a fairy boat
On a bright and shining river,
And said, "My bark shall float
O'er these waves forever,
The gentlest gales, shall fill the sails
That bear me onward cheerily,
And thro' Times glass the sand shall pass
From morn 'till ev'ning merrily
From morn 'till ev'ning merrily, merrily, merrily.


Love launch'd a fairy boat
On a flowing river,
And said my bark shall float, shall float
O'er these sunny waves forever, forever,
These sunny waves forever...

But soon the heavens grew dark
And wildly rush'd the current;
Love felt his fragile bark
Must founder in the torrent.
The tempest's gale, rent ev'ry sail;
Love mourn'd his folly drearily,
But Prudence found, the boy aground,
And steer'd him homeward merrily.
And steer'd him homeward merrily, merrily, merrily.

Love launch'd a fairy boat
On a bright and flowing river,
And said, "my bark shall float, shall float
O'er these sunny waves forever, forever,
These sunny waves forever.

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