Historic Sheet Music Collection


The Mazurka


John J. Frazer

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To Miss Caroline M. Richings

Song by Miss Richings at the Academy of Music

"Hark the Merry Dance Inviting"

Song written and composed by John J. Frazer

Philada. Publ. by Lee & Walker 722 Chestnut St.

Also by the same Author
They ask me if I think of Thee
Oft as Dew'y Evening Falls
Dearest Love believe Me
Try again
Kitty Dearest
I waited by the Gate Love

Sold according to act of Congress AD. 1857 by Edwd. L. Walker in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Eastern Distt. of Pa.


Hark! merry dance inviting, ev'ry guileless heart delighting
Health and pleasure; both uniting,
Bid us, Love, no longer stay.
'Tis the sweet Mazurka sounding,
Fairy forms are gaily bounding,
Happiness seems all surrounding
Wherefore then should we delay
Come, love, come
'Tis pleasure calls thy heart to cheer,
Come, love, come, no longer waste the moments here.
mark each bright eye brighter growing,
See each cheek more healthful glowing
Pure delight each gesture showing,
As they lightly trip around
At sweet music's call advancing,
See them, love, so joyous dancing ,
Pleasure seems each soul entrancing
Heighten'd by the joyous sound.
Come, love, come, nor let us longer now delay
Come, love, come,
And mirth's gay call at once obey.


The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author.