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.
Shrival, Robert, "Meet Me by Moonlight" (1859). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 42.
The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author.
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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