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Helen Lyr Req: On Wings of Song (Heine, Mendelssohn) (61* d) RE: Lyr Req: On Wings of Song (Heine, Mendelssohn) 27 May 19

I have this in a book called Sing Care Away, Book 1 published by Novello & Co Ltd, possibly in the 1950's (according to the Australian National Library). It was the book used by at least one of our high school music teachers. Some of the songs are still among my favourites, 50 years later.

The lyrics are credited to N. MacFarren. They are the same lyrics as those posted by GUEST,J. Theakston, on 01 Oct 07 - 06:14 PM

On wings of song I'll bear thee,
Enchanted realms to see.
Come O' my love, prepare thee,
In dreamland to wander with me.

The only differences in the lyrics are:

Instead of "A rushing tide is nearing upon the breeze it swells." my book has "The rushing ..."
A rushing tide is nearing upon the breeze it swells.

And in the last verse the second last line changes from "And joy will never fade" to "That joy will never fade". Then the last line is just "never fade".

So my book has it as:

And there we will sit and rest us,
Under the palm tree's shade,
And dream that love has blessed us,
And joy will never fade,
That joy will never fade.
never fade.

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