Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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

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Shades of evening, close not o'er us,
Leave our lonely bark awhile ! Morn, alas ! will not restore us
Yonder dim and distant isle; Still my fancy can discover,
Sunny spots where friends may dwell; Darker shadows round us hover,
Isle of Beauty, Fare thee well!
'Tis the hour when happy faces, Smile around the taper's light!
Who will fill our vacant places ! Who will sing our songs to night?
Thro' the mist that floats above us, Faintly sounds the vesper bell;
Like a voice from those who love us, Breathing fondly Fare thee well!
When the waves are round me breaking,
As I pace the deck alone, And my eye in vain is seeking
Some green leaf to rest upon ; What would not I give to wander,
Where my old companions dwell ? Absence makes the heart grow fonder,
Isle of Beauty, Fare thee well!