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

The Golden Treasury of American Songs and Lyrics

byFrederic Lawrence Knowles

Paperback | January 2, 2012

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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...
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

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217585647

ISBN - 13:9780217585644

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