Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

300 traditional songs, inc sheet music with full piano accompaniment & lyrics.

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OUR FAMILIAR SONGS.
By this the storm grew loud apace,
The water-wraith was shrieking, And in the scowl of Heaven each face
Grew dark, as they were speaking; But still, as wilder blew the wind,
And as the night grew.drearer, Adown the glen rode armed men,
Their trampling sounded nearer.
" Oh, haste thee, haste !" the lady cries,
"Though tempests round us gather, I'll meet the raging of the skies,
But not an angry father!" The boat has left a stormy land,
A stormy sea before her, When, Oh ! too strong for human hand,
The tempest gathered o'er her.
And still they rowed amidst the roar ■
Of waters fast prevailing, Lord Ullin reached that fatal shore,"
His wrath was changed to wailing. For sore dismayed, through storm and shade
His child he did discover, One lovely hand she stretched for aid,
And one was round her lover.
" Come back, come back ! " he cried in grief,
"Across this raging water, And I'll forgive your highland chief,
My daughter! Oh, my daughter!" 'Twas vain, the loud waves lashed the shore,.
Return or aid preventing, The waters wild went o'er his child,
And he was left lamenting!








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