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1859

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Come O'er The Moonlit Sea
Poetry by Charles Jefferys
Auber

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

O, come o'er the moonlit sea,
Where the waves are brightly glowing,
The winds have sunk to their evening rest,
And the tide is gently flowing.

All is still, save the echoed song,
Of Italia's dark eyed daughters,
Or the distant sound of the boat man's oar,
As it dips in sparkling waters.

Yes, I'll roam o'er the moonlit sea,
For the waves are brightly glowing,
The winds are sunk to their evening rest,
And the tide is gently flowing.
Thy bark is in the bay, love, It only waits for me.
It's sails will throw Their shadows o'er the sea.
Though bright the morn may beam, love,
Along the smiling sea,
O, dearer still Are moonlit waves to me.

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