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Music at Nightfall,


"What has Earth dearer,
"In palace or grove,
"Than music at nightfall,
"From lips that we love.

Written by C. (Charles) J. Jeffreys Esq.

The Music by

S. (Sydney) Nelson.

New York: Published by James L. Hewitt, 239 Broadway.

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[Verse 1]
Voice 1:
I hear not a footfall,
There is not a tone;
O! greet thou mine ear,
With a song of thine own!
Pour thy dear melody
Lightly along;

Voice 2:
There is not a footfall,
Nor voice save thine own,
But never seem'd music
So sweet in its tone.
Love wakes the lay
And my heart's in the song:

What has Earth dearer,
In palace or grove,
Than at nightfall,
From lips that we love.
Music, at nightfall
Music, at nightfall,
From lips that we love.



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