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John Blockley

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Article

Publication Date

1859

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List, to the Convent Bells
John 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

List, 'tis music stealing over the rippling sea,
Bright yon moon, is beaming, Over each tow'r and tree;
List, 'tis music stealing, over the rippling sea,
Bright yon moon, is beaming, Over each tow'r and tree;
The waves seem list'ning to their sound,
As silently they flow, O'er coral groves and fairy ground,
And sparkling caves below.
List! 'tis music stealing, O'er the rippling sea,
Bright yon moon, is beaming, Over each tow'r and tree;
List, 'tis music stealing, over the rippling sea,
Bright yon moon, is beaming, Over each tow'r and tree;
List! List! List to the Convent Bells.
List! List! List to the Convent Bells.

Music sounds the sweetest, When on the moon-lit sea,
Our bark sails the fleetest, To a sweet meolody;
Music sounds the sweetest, When on the moon-lit sea,
Our bark sails the fleetest, To a sweet meolody;
And as we're gently sailing,
We'll sing that plaintive strain,
Which mem'ry makes endearing,
And home recalls again.
List! 'tis music stealing, O'er the rippling sea,
Bright yon moon is beaming, Over each tow'r and tree,
List! List! List to the Convent Bells.
List! List! List to the Convent Bells.

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