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Are There Tidings in Yon Vessel
Chas. E. Horn

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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Are there tidings in yon vessel,
Proudly bounding o'er the wave,
Are there tidings, for a mother,
Who is mourning, for the brave?
No, no, no, no, she is freighted with fond tidings,
But no tidings from the grave, from the grave.

Do not ask me why I hasten,
To each vessel that appears;
Why I seem, to cling so wildly,
To one cherish'd hope for years?
No, no, no, no, tho' my search prove unavailing,
What have I to do with tears? to do with tears?

Do not blame me when I seek him,
With these wan and weary eyes;
Can you tell me where he perish'd
Can you show me where he lies?
No, no, no, no,
Yet there is surely some record,
When a brave young hero dies.
Had I watch'd beside his pillow,
Had I seen him on his bier
Oh! I must have died of weeping,
But I cannot shed a tear;
No, no, no, no,
Let me think I shall see him,
Let me still think he is near.



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