Authors

John Blockley

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1859

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The Moon is Beaming O'er the Lake
J. Blockley

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

The moon is beaming o'er the lake,
Come sail in our light canoe;
Sweet sounds of music we'll awake,
As we glide o'er the waters blue,
The moon is beaming o'er the lake,
Come sail in our light canoe;
Sweet sounds of music we'll awake,
As we glide o'er the waters blue.
In our light canoe,
Over the rippling silver tide,
While free from care,
As away we merrily glide.

The vesper bell is pealing,
From yonder lonely tow'r,
its tones now gently stealing,
Proclaim the vesper hour,
The vesper bell is pealing,
From yonder lonely tow'r
Its tunes now gently stealing,
Proclaim the vesper hour.
Sweet sounds arise,
Like one of earth's sweetest melodies,
Now sad, now gay,
To the tranquil skies,
Like one of earth's sweetest melodies.

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