Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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

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OUR FAMILIAR SONGS.
" Rise up, rise up, Xarifa,
Lay your golden cushion down; Rise up, come to the window,
And gaze with all the town. From gay guitar and violin,
The silver notes are flowing ; And the lovely lute doth speak between,
The trumpet's lordly blowing; And banners bright from lattice light,
Are waving everywhere, And the tall, tall plume of the gay bridegroom,
Floats proudly in the air. Rise up, rise up, Xarifa,
Lay your golden cushion down, Rise up, come to the window,
And gaze with all the town.
" Arise, arise, Xarifa!
I see Andalla's face ; He bends him to the people,
With a calm and princely grace; Through all the land of Xeres,
And banks of Guadalquivir, Rode forth bridegroom so brave as he,
So brave and lovely, never. Yon tall plume waving o'er his brow,
Of azure mixed with white, I guess 'twas wreathed by Zara,
Whom he will wed to-night. Rise up, rise up, Xarifa,
Lay your golden cushion down, Rise up, come to the window,
And gaze with all the town."








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