Historic Sheet Music Collection


At Dawning

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MacIntosh Collection

Boston : Oliver DitsonCompany, [1906].

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[Verse 1]
When the dawn flames in the sky,
I love you;
When the birdlings wake and cry,
I love you;
When the swaying blades of corn
Whisper soft at breaking morn
Love to me anew is born,
I love you.

[Verse 2]
Dawn and dew proclaim my dream,
I love you;
Chant the birds one thrilling theme,
I love you;
All the sounds of morning meet,
Break in yearning at your feet,
Come and answer, come, my sweet,
I love you.


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