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Publication Date

1859

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I Would That My Love
Mendelssohn

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

[verse 1]
I would that my love could silently flow in a single word,
I'd give it the merry breezes,
They'd waft it away in sport,
I'd give it the merry breezes,
They'd waft it away in sport, they'd waft it away in sport.

[verse 2]
To thee... on their wings, my fairest,
that soul felt word they would bear,
Should'st hear it at every moment,
And hear.... it everywhere,
Should'st hear it at every moment,
and hear it everywhere,
and everywhere, and hear it everywhere.

[chorus]
At night when thine eyelids in slumber
have clos'd those bright heav'nly beams,
Still there my love it will haunt thee
e'en in thy deepest dreams,
Still there my love it will haunt thee
e'en in thy deepest dreams, e'en in thy deepest dreams.

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