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Meet Me by Moonlight
Arranged by R. Shrival

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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Meet my by moonlight alone,
And then I will tell you a tale,
Must be told by the moonlight alone,
In the grove at the end of the vale.
You must promise to come,
for I said I would show the night flowers their Queen
Nay, turn not away that sweet head.
'Tis the loveliest ever was seen
O meet me by moonlight alone...
meet me by moonlight alone...
Yes, I'll meet thee, I'll meet thee by moonlight alone.

Daylight may do for the gay,
The though[t]less, the heartless, the free,
But there's somthing about the moon's ray,
That is sweeter to you and to me
O remember, be sure to be there
For though dearly a moonlight I prize
I care not for all in the air
If I want the sweet light of your eyes...
So meet me, &c.



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