THE Whip-Poor-Will's Echo Song. Composed by H. MILLARD, Author of "Viva l'America!" "Why does my heart still sigh," &c. [The echo of the Whip-poor-will may be repeated by another voice at a distance, or in another room, with very fine effect.]
Oh, meet me when daylight is fading And is darkened into the night, When song birds are singing their vespers, And the day has far vanished from sight, And then I will tell you darling, All the love I have cherished so long, If you will but meet at evening, When you hear the first whip-poor-will's song, Cho - Whip-poor-will! Whip-poor-will! You hear the first whip-poor-will's song; Oh, meet me; oh, meet me When you hear the first whip-poor-will's song.
'Tis said that whatever sweet feelings May be throbbing within a fond heart, When list'ning to whip-poor-will' [sic] singing, For a twelve-month will never depart; So then we will meet in the woodland, Far away from the hurrying throng, And whisper our love to each other, When we hear the first whip-poor-will's song. Whip-poor-will, &c.
And in the long years of the future, Though our duties may part us awhile, And on the return of this evening, We be severed by many a mile; Yet deep in our bosoms we'll cherish The affection, so fervant [sic] and strong, We pledged to each other this evening, When we heard the first whip-poor-will's song. Whip-poor-will, &c.
THE MUSIC OF THIS SONG CAN BE OBTAINED OF W. J. SCHMIDT, 118 Fayette St. Cor. of Park, Book[seller,] Stationer, &c. SONGS WHOLE[SALE ONLY.] T. A. RHODES, PR.
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