Historic Sheet Music Collection

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MacIntosh Collection

New York : M. Witmark & Sons, [1898]

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[Verse 1]
The birds of the forest are calling for thee,
And the shades and the glades are lonely;
Summer is there with her blossoms fair,
And you are absent only.
No bird that nests in the green-wood tree,
But sighs to greet you and kiss you,
All the violets yearn for your safe return,
But most of all I miss you.

Slumber on, my gypsy sweetheart,
Dream of the field and the grove;
Can you hear me, hear me in that dreamland
Where your fancies rove?
Slumber on, my gypsy sweetheart,
Wild little woodland dove!
Can you hear the song that tells you
All my heart’s true love?

[Verse 2]
The fawn that you tamed has a look in its eyes,
That doth say: “We are too long parted;”
Songs that are trolled by our comrades old
Are not now, as they were, light hearted.
The wild rose fades in the leafy shades,
Its ghost will find you and haunt you,
All the friends say: “Come to your woodland home,”
And most of all I want you.



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