American Old Time Song Lyrics: 19 The Letter From Over The Sea

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The Letter From Over the Sea.

As Nelly one morning was thinking of days gone away,
To the beat of her heart and her spinning,
She warbled this sweet little, bright little lay,
The notes to her lips sweetly springing:
"He told me he ne'er loved another,
He called me Mavourneen Machree,
But ah! sure he's with me no longer,
For he is gone over the sea-
But ah! sure he's with me no longer,
For he is gone over the sea.

'Tis long, very long since he left me,
And oh! they would make my heart sore,
They said that his Coleen forgetting.
He'd wed, And I'd see him no more.
But still in my bosom a whisper,
Tho' they chatted on very free,
Told honor and love would be sending
A letter from over the sea-
Told honor and love would be sending
A letter from over the sea.

"Last night in a beautiful vision,
A robin flew round where I lay,
And a voice chirruped over my pillow,
' Oh, come to your Willie away.'
I awoke And beheld it Was morning,
The sun shone on fallow and lea,
And I got-oh-how my heart fluttered!
A letter from over the sea-
And I got-oh-how my heart fluttered!
A letter from over the sea.

"Impressed on the seal e'er I broke it,
Two hearts in a ribbon were bound.
When I kissed it and opened it swiftly,
Whore a bonnie bright charm I found.
Its name I'll not mention to any,
But some one is watching for me,
Oh, waft ye winds till I answer,
The letter from over the sea-
Oh, waft ye winds till I answer,
The letter from over the sea."
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