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My Soul is Dark
Written by Lord Byron
The music composed by C.E. Phillips

Boston. Published by C. Bradlee Washington St.

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My soul is dark
Oh quickly string the harp I yet can brook to hear
And let thy gentle fingers fling
It's melting murmurs o'er mine ear
If in this heart a hope be dear
That sound shall charm it forth again
If in thes eyes there lurk a tear
Twill flow and cease to burn my brain
But bid the strains be wild and deep
Nor let thy notes of joy be first
I tell thee, minstrel, I must weep
Or else this heavy heart will burst
For it hath been by sorrow nurst
And ach'd in sleepless silence long
And now 'tis doom'd to know the worst
And break at once or yield to song


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