Gently, gently sighs the breeze
Like a whisper thro' the trees,
Like a voice of seraph bright,
Singing to the world "good night".
NIght, the evening breeze,
Seems to whisper thro' the trees,
Now the woodland murmurs cease,
All is sweet repose and peace.
Ev'ry hill and ev'ry glade,
In the twilight seems to fade,
While the whisp'ring breezes say
Orisons for close of day
Hush! the birds are gone to rest
O'er the earth night's sable vest,
Hides her beauties from our sight
We, sweet friend, We sweet friend
Must breathe good night!
Glover, Stephen, "Gently Sighs the Breeze" (1859). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 13.
The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author.
Gently Sighs the Breeze
Words by J.E. Carpenter
One of sixty-eight pieces bound in “The Shower of Pearls : A collection of the most beautiful duets, for two sopranos, soprano and alto, soprano and tenor, soprano and bass, and tenor and bass, arranged with an accompaniment for the piano-forte.”
Boston. Published by Oliver Ditson & Co. 277 Washington Street
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