Historic Sheet Music Collection

Moonlight on the Lake

Moonlight on the Lake

Moonlight on the Lake
A Serenade
The words written by the Hon. J. Leander Starr
The music arranged from a popular French air
Respectfully dedicated to Mrs. Waldburg Barclay

New York. Published by Atwill 201 Broadway

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Abstract

Brightly the moon shines on Lake Mahopac,
O'er its wave skims the fairy like skiff;
Music is wafting its strain from afar,
And a youth there sand with his light Guitar,
Ah! ma belle listen! listen list now,
Tis thy lover who sings fair maid,
Ah! ma belle listen! listen list now,
Tis thy lover who sings, who sings fair maid,
Ah! ma belle listen now,
Tis thy lover who sings.

Ev'ry wave mirrors forth thy bright c harms,
And the soft gales they whisper of love,
And the wild wood echoes my sighs,
As so lightly we bound, we bound o'er the lake.
Ah! ma belle listen, listen list now,
Tis thy lover who sings, who sings, fair maid,
Ah! ma belle listen now,
Tis thy lover who sings.

 

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