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Selected Songs: Sung at Harvard College, From 1862 to 1866 (Classic Reprint)
William Allen Hayes
No preview available - 2015
already arbor bacon beautiful beer Bonnie laddie boom-jing-jing called captain Charlie cheer Chimney-sweep Chorus comes COMPANIE crambambuli cries dark girl dressed dead dear dressed in blue drink drop eyes father fear fell fine friends gave girl give glasses gold greens hand happy head hear heard heart Highland laddie Hurrah I'll Irish gintleman Irishman jumped keep king lady land leave lived look maid married MEET Miss morning never night ould played poor Robinson Crusoe rolling rose round Rumsty Rumsty ho sailed Sally Says Shawmut Avenue ship side sight sing SONG soon soul stand sure sweet TAYLOR tell thee There's thing thought took town true Turkophone Twas walked wine young
Page 3 - Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup And I'll not look for wine. The thirst that from the soul doth rise Doth ask a drink divine; But might I of Jove's nectar sup, I would not change for thine.
Page 3 - I'll not look for wine. The thirst that from the soul doth rise Doth ask a drink divine; But might I of Jove's nectar sup, I would not change for thine. I sent thee late a rosy wreath, Not so much honouring thee As giving it a hope that there It could not withered be; But thou thereon didst only breathe And sent'st it back to me; Since when it grows, and smells, I swear, Not of itself but thee!
Page 11 - THE BALLAD OF THE OYSTERMAN IT was a tall young oysterman lived by the riverside, His shop was just upon the bank, his boat was on the tide ; The daughter of a fisherman, that was so straight and slim, Lived over on the other bank, right opposite to him. It was the pensive oysterman that saw a lovely maid, Upon a moonlight evening, a sitting in the shade ; He saw her wave her handkerchief, as much as if to say, " I 'm wide awake, young oysterman, and all the folks away.
Page 40 - Thou art e'en such, — Gone with a touch. Thus think, and smoke tobacco. And when the smoke ascends on high, Then thou beholdst the vanity Of worldly stuff, Gone with a puff. Thus think, and smoke tobacco.
Page 12 - Then up arose the oysterman, and to himself said he, 'I guess I'll leave the skiff at home, for fear that folks should see; I read it in the story-book, that, for to kiss his dear, Leander swam the Hellespont — and I will swim this here.
Page 13 - Down fell that pretty innocent, as falls a snowwhite lamb, Her hair drooped round her pallid cheeks, like sea-weed on a clam. Alas for those two loving ones ! she waked not from her swound, And he was taken with the cramp, and in the waves was drowned; But Fate has metamorphosed them, in pity of their woe, And now they keep an oyster-shop for mermaids down below.
Page 95 - Ha! ha! let them think of their mothers, Who hope to see them again. No! stand to your glasses, steady! The thoughtless is here the wise: One cup to the dead already — Hurrah for the next that dies!
Page 75 - twas all a mistake between midnight and morn; For mistakes will occur in a hurry and shock, And some blamed the babby — and some blamed the clock — Till with all their cross-questions, sure, no one could know If the child was too fast or the clock was too slow.
Page 8 - By that lip I long to taste; By that zone-encircled waist; By all the token-flowers that tell What words can never speak so well ; By love's alternate joy and woe, (j.ov Maid of Athens ! I am gone.