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Stephen Glover

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Publication Date

1859

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Two Merry Girls
Stephen Glover

One of sixty-eight pieces bound in “The Shower of Pearls : A collection of the most beautiful duets, for two sopranos, soprano and alto, soprano and tenor, soprano and bass, and tenor and bass, arranged with an accompaniment for the piano-forte.”

Boston. Published by Oliver Ditson & Co. 277 Washington Street

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Abstract

Two merry girls, from morn to night
Our mirth and song we mingle,
The reason why we never sigh,
We both mean to keep single,
We both mean to keep single;
We climb the hills, We rove the vales together,
The tempests blow,no fear we know,
Our life's all sunny weather,
The tempests blow,no fear we know,
Our life's all sunny weather.

But if amid our green retreat, Some wand'ring youth we'd chance to meet
Then tell me, sister, should you fly And leave me lonely standing by,
Why sister dear, there's danger seen
When youths and maids meet on the green,
But, should I fly you'd quickly see, How soon the youth would follow me,
How soon the youth would follow me. Ah!

My sister dear, your pride is such, You prize your beauty far too much,
I really think you'd change your mind, if that same youth should stay behind,
You cannot think, my sister dear, He'd stay with you when I was near.
Ah! sister, lest we rivals be, Henceforth alone we'll wander free,
Hence forth alone we'll wander free.

Two merry girls from morn to night Our mirth and song we mingle,
But now I know you want a beau, And don't mean to keep single,
You don't, You don't, You don't mean to keep single.
You don't, You don't, You don't mean to keep single.

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