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O, Lovely Night

Words by Thomas Moore

Music by W. E. Chandler

Boston: G. D. Russell & Company (1868)

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[Verse 1]
O lovely night thou bringest rest
To many a sad and toilworn breast
O’er many an eye long used to weep
Thou our’st the balm of gentle sleep
I am not sad nor weep I now
And yet I love thy sable brow
I rest beneath thy starry dome
And dream of home, and dream of home.

[Verse 2]
Tho’ rolling waves divide me now
From scenes I lov’d long long ago
I hear once more sweet voices ring
With those dear songs I used to sing
In fancy’s eye again I trace
Each dearly lov’d familiar face
Be ever thus while doom’d to roam
My dream of home, my dream of home.



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