Authors

Anne Fricker

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1859

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There's a Sigh in the Heart
Fricker

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

There's a sigh in the heart, tho' the lip may be gay,
When we think of the land, the land far away.
Blushing garlands around hang in wreaths from each spray,
But the flow'rs that I lov'd when my spirti was gay,
They are fading, unpluck'd in the land far away.
There's a sigh in the heart, tho' the lip may be gay
When we think of the land, the land far away.
Sadly I gaze on the moon's bright ratm
And in fancy I follow its track far away.
Sadly I list to the NIghtingale's way,
No hope of tomorrow to cheer me today.
While my eye shall grow dim, and my tresses grow gray
Still my last tho't shall be of the land far away.

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