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cetmst Lyr Req: Lanterns gleam - camp song? (5) RE: Lyr Req: Lanterns gleam - camp song? 06 Jan 11


From Folk and Art Songs, Laurel Music Series, Teachers' Edition, Book II, M.Teresa Armitage, Boston, C.C.Birchard and Company, 1925.

Verse l upper part
The lanterns gleam, the yellow flames leap and play,
From vibrant strings wild music pours out,
The rafters ring as forward come dancers gay,
In motion swift they circle about.
Round and round in dizzy whirling,
Forward, back, your partner twirling.
Away with care! the merry heart lighter springs,
While over all the cymbalom rings.

Verse 1, counter part
Lanterns gleam, the bright flames leap and play,
Wild and vibrant music pours out,
And the rafters ring as throng the dancers gay,
Moving swift they circle about.
To the fiddle's gay rolicking, Lightly whirl,
To the magic tune frolicking Madly twirl
Then away with care! the merry heart lighter springs,
While over all the cymbalom rings.

Verse 2, upper part
Upon the field of winter's white country-side,
The moonlight falls in radiant sheen;
The dancers tire, so open fling casement wide,
Let in the night in beauty serene.
Then once more in festive measure,
Light of foot we take our pleasure.
Away with care! the glad hearts lighter bound,
All is fair, joy echoes around.

Verse 2, counter part
Here upon December's country-side
Luna's rays are casting a sheen;
And the dancers, weary fling carement wide,
View the night in beauty serene.
As the cymbalon tinkles clear, O'er and o'er
Village roundels from far and near sound once more.
Then away with care! the glad hearts lighter bound,
All is fair, joy echoes around.

If you wish I can fax or snail mail the score.
Charles, cetmst@pol.net


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