Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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With a blush and a smile, Kitty rose up, the while Her eye in the glass, as she bound her hair, glancing: Tis hard to refuse when a young lover sues, So she couldn't but choose to go off to the dancing. And now on the green the glad groups are seen, Each gay-hearted lad with the lass of his choosing; And Pat, without fail, leads out sweet Kitty Neil Somehow, when he asked, she ne'er thought of refusing.
Now, Felix Magee puts his pipes to his knee, And, with flourish so free, sets each couple in motion; With a cheer and a bound, the lads patter the ground The maic's move around just like swans on the ocean.
Cheeks bright as the rose feet light as the doe's Now coyly retiring, now boldly advancing; Search the world all around, from the sky to the ground, No such sight can be found as an Irish lass dancing!
Sweet Kate ! who could view your bright eyes of deep blue, Beaming humidly through their dark lashes so mildly, Your fair-turned arm, heaving breast, rounded form, Nor feel his heart warm, and his pulses throb wildly ? Poor Pat feels his heart, as he gazes, depart, Subdued by the smart of such painful yet sweet love; The sight leaves his eye, as he cries with a sigh, " Dance light, for my heart it lies under your feet, love."
FLY NOT YET.
When Thomas Moore was in this country, a company assembled in a Philadelphia parlor to meet him, and when there was a suggestion of " departing-time," Moore said, that if the guests would stay he would write them a song and sing it on the spot. " Fly Not Yet" was the result, sung to an old melody called " Planxty Kelly."








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