The Golden Treasury of American Songs and Lyrics by Frederic Lawrence Knowles

The Golden Treasury of American Songs and Lyrics

byFrederic Lawrence Knowles

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1901. Excerpt: ... THE WHIP-POOR-WILL. £0e wptwoorritotfl1 J~~J O you remember, father, -- It seems so long ago,-- The day we fished together Along the Pocono? At dusk I waited for you, Beside the lumber-mill, And there I heard a hidden bird That chanted, "whip-poor-will," "Whippoorwill! whippoorwill/" Sad and shrill, -- " .whippoorwill!" The place was all deserted; The mill-wheel hung at rest; The lonely star of evening Was quivering in the west; The veil of night was falling; The winds were folded still; And everywhere the trembling air Re-echoed " whip-poor-will!" "Whippoorwill! whippoorwill!' Sad and shrill, -- "whippoorwill!" 1 From "The Builders, and Other Poems," copyright, 1897, by Charles Scribner's Sons. You seemed so long in coming, I felt so much alone; The wide, dark world was round me, And life was all unknown; The hand of sorrow touched me, And made my senses thrill With all the pain that haunts the strain Of mournful whip-poor-will. "Whippoorwill / whippoorwill7" Sad and shrill, -- " whippoorwill!" What did I know of trouble? An idle little lad; I had not learned the lessons That make men wise and sad. I dreamed of grief and parting, And something seemed to fill My heart with tears, while in my ears Resounded " whip-poor-will." "Whippoorwill! whippoorwill!" Sad and shrill, -- " whippoorwill /n 'Twas but a shadowy sadness, That lightly passed away; But I have known the substance Of sorrow, since that day. THE WHIP-POOR-WILL. For nevermore at twilight, Beside the silent mill, 111 wait for you, in the falling dew, And hear the whip-poor-will. "Whippoorwill! whippoorwill!'" Sad and shrill, -- " whippoorwill!" But if you still remember, In that fair land of light, The pains and fears that touch us Along this edge of night, I think all earthly grieving, And all our mortal ill, To...

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Title:The Golden Treasury of American Songs and LyricsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217585647

ISBN - 13:9780217585644

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