Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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THE WELCOME.
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Come in the evening, or come in the morning; Come when you're looked for, or come without
warning; Kisses and welcome you'll find here before you, And the oftener you come here the more I'll
adore you! Light is my heart since the day we were plighted; Red is my cheek that they told me was blighted; The green of the trees looks far greener than ever, And the linnets are singing " True lovers don't
sever!"
I'll pull you sweet flowers, to wear if you choose
them! Or, after you've kissed them, they'll lie on my
bosom; I'll fetch from the mountain its breeze to inspire
you; I'll fetch from my fancy a tale that won't tire you. Oh, your step's like the rain to the summer-vexed
farmer, Or sabre and shield to a knight without armor; I'll singyou sweet songs till the stars rise above me, Then,wand'ring, I'll wish you.in silence, toluve me
We'll look thro' the trees at the cliff and the eyry; We'll tread round the rath on the track of the
fairy; We'll look on the stars, and we'll list to the
river, Till you ask of your darling what gift you can
give her. Oh, she'll whisper you, " Love, as unchangeably
beaming, And trust, when in secret,most tunefully streaming; Till the starlight of heaven above us shall quiver, As our souls flow in one down eternity's river."
So come in the evening, or come in the morning ;
Come when you're looked for, or come without
warning;
Kisses and welcome you'll And here before you,
And the oftener you come here the more I'll
adore you ! Light is my heart since the day we were plighted;
Red is my cheek that they told me was blighted;
The green of the trees looks far greener than ever,
And the linnets are singing, " True lovers don't
sever!"








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