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TRANCADILLO.
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Oh, come, maidens come, o'er the blue rolling
wave, The lovely should still be the care of the
brave.
Trancadillo, Trancadillo, &c. With moonlight and starlight we'll bound o'er the
billow,
Bright billow, gay billow, &c. With moonlight and starlight we'll bound o'er the
billow.
The moon 'neath yon cloud hid her silvery
light Ye are come like our fond hopes she glows in
your sight.
Trancadillo, Trancadillo, &c. With moonlight and lovelight we'll bound o'er the
billow,
Bright billow, gay billow, &c. With moonlight and lovelight we'll bound o'er the
billow.
Wake the chorus of song, and our oars shall keep
time, While our hearts gently beat to the musical
chime.
Trancadillo, Trancadillo, &c. With oar-beat and heart-beat we'll bound o'er the
billow,
Bright billow, gay billow, &c. With oar-beat and heart-beat, we'll bound o'er the
billow.
As the waves gently heave under zephyr's soft
sighs, So the waves of our hearts 'neath the glance of
your eyes.
Trancadillo, Trancadillo, &c. With eye-beam and heart-beam, we'll bound o'er
the billow,
Bright billow, gay billow, &c. With eye-beam and heart-beam we'll bound o'er
the billow.
See, the helmsman looks forth to yon beacon-lit
isle; So we shape our hearts' course by the light of your smile.
Trancadillo, Trancadillo, &c. With love-light and smile-light we'll bound o'er the billow,
Bright billow, gay billow, &c. With love-light and smile-light we'll bound o'er the billow.
And when on life's ocean we turn our slight
prow, May the light-house of Hope beam like this on
us now.
Life's billow, frail billow, &c. With hope-light, the true-light, we'll bound o'er
life's billow,
Life's billow, frail billow, &c. With hope-light, the true light, we'll bound o'er
life's billow.
WAPPING OLD STAIRS.
" Wapping Old Stairs," on the Thames, has witnessed innumerable partings between Billy Bowlegs and his sweetheart, with her face hidden under his broad brim. The term old stairs is used simply to distinguish the place from the new stairs at Wapping, which also descend to the water, where, no doubt, the same scenes are enacted; for the water-








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