Stephen C. Foster's Melodies

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AH! MAY THE RED ROSE LIVE ALWAY
Long may the daises dance the field,
Frolicking far and near' [heads? Why should the innocent hide their
Why should the innocent fear ? Spreading their petals in mute delight
When morn in its radiance breaks, Keeping a floral festival
Till the night-loving primrose wakes-Long may the daisies dance the field.
Frolicking far and near' [heads ? Why should the innocent hide their
Why should the innocent fear ?
Lulled be the dirge in the cypress bough,
That tells of departed flowers! Ah! that the butterfly's gilded wing
Fluttered in evergreen bowers! Sad is my heart for the blighted plants—
Its pleasures are aye as brief— [call, They bloom at the young year's joyful
And fade with the autumn leaf: Ah! may the red rose live alway,
To smile upon earth and sky! Why should the beautiful ever weep?
Why should the beautiful die?








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