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1859

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I've Wandered in Dreams
J.A. Wade

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

Gent. Solo
I've wander'd in dreams to the moonlight's home,
In fancy I've been where a thought could roam;
I've blissfully gaz'd on the dewy smiles,
Of the maidens that dwell in the starry Isles;
And have waken'd from slumber pure and free,
From their airy charms to love but thee,
To love, to love, to love, to love but thee!

Lady. Solo
I've dreamt about Eden's blissful bow'rs,
And breath'd the sighing of heav'n's own flow'rs,
I've heard the wild songs of the Paradise birds,
But even is sleeping, the mem'ry of words
Once spoken by thee,
came sweet on mine ear,
And the music around me no more would I hear,
No more, no more I lov'd, I lov'd but thee!

1st voice/ 2nd voice
I lov'd but thee, I lov'd but thee, I lov'd but thee!
Oh not more dear the honied flow'rs,
Just blown at morning to the bee,
or to the garden summer show'rs,
Than thou my love, art dear to me:
No nor more dear the honied flow'rs,
Just blown at morning to the bee,
Or to the garden summer show'rs,
Than thous my love, art dear to me,

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