The village dance (John Liptrot Hatton)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-09-12). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 114 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Original text and translations
1 O, footsteps gaily bounding,
Beneath the starry night!
With song and laugh resounding,
While moonbeams glimmer bright;
And dark eyes softly beaming
With pure and joyous light!
2 Young lovers softly speaking,
To shy, but willing ears!
These words, like music breaking,
She hears, half smiles, half tears;
"My true love ne'er forsaking,
I'm thine, through changeless years."
3 O, sure such simple pleasure
Sweet rapture can impart,
Far more than golden treasure
That chills the fondest heart!
Then quaff joy's brimming measure
Ere youth's bright dreams depart.