Books Notated Music Gentle Ella. H. De Marsan, Publisher, 38 & 60 Chatham Street, N. Y
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Once I knew a blue-eyed maiden,
Fair as Flora's brightest flowr,
Gentle as the vernal zephyr,
Floating thro' some sylvan bowr;
Her hair hung in golden ringlets,
Waving 'round her shoulders white,
And to listen to the music
Of her voice was my delight.
One sad day in early autumn,
Ere the forest leaf turn'd red,
The hand of the fell destroyer
Was laid on poor Ella's head;
Fortune's fickle, lifes uncertain,
And poor Ella was laid low.
Down beneath the bending willow,
Willow where the azure violets grow.
'Twas a pity one so lovely
Should be smitten down like grain;
'Twas a pity one so gentle
Should be made to groan with pain;
Like the budding rose of summer,
Smitten in its vestal bloom,
With our hearts so sad and gloomy,
We laid Ella in the tomb.
Beneath yonder weeping willow,
Sleeps poor Ella in the grave,
Down beneath the ambrient daisies,
That above the spot doth wave;
Calmly, sweetly, she is sleeping,
Thro' the winter and the spring;
And the birds each morning early,
O'er the spot their matins sing.
H. DE MARSAN, Publisher,
Songs, ballads, toy books, c.
Chatham Street, N. Y.