Ellen Bayne

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Melody - Stephen Foster, 1854
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Stephen Foster, 1854

Soft be thy slumbers,
Rude cares depart,
Visions in numbers
Cheer thy young heart
Dream on while bright hours
And fond hopes remain,
Blooming like smiling bow'rs
For thee, Ellen Bayne.
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Gentle slumbers o'er thee glide,
Dreams of beauty round thee bide
While I linger by thy side,
Sweet Ellen Bayne.
2. Dream not in anguish,
Dream no in fear;
Love shall not languish;
Fond ones are near.
Sleeping or waking,
In pleasure or pain,
Warm hearts will beat for thee,
For thee, Ellen Bayne.
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3. Scenes that have vanish'd
Smile on thee now,
Pleasures once banished
Play round thy brow,
Forms long departed
Greet thee again,
Soothing thy dreaming heart,
Sweet Ellen Bayne.
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