by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864)

Beautiful child of song
Language: English 
Come, I came longing to hear thee, 
Beautiful child of song, 
Come though the heart that are near thee, 
Around thee devotedly throng, 

Come, I am longing to hear thee, 
Beautiful child of song, 
Beautiful child of song, 
I'm longing to hear thee carol they lay, sweet child of song. 

Come, for the spell of a fairy 
Dwells in thy magical voice, 
And at they step light and airy, 
E'en cold hearts enraptured rejoice. 

Come, I am longing to hear thee, 
Beautiful child of song, 
Beautiful child of song, 
I'm longing to hear thee carol they lay, sweet child of song.

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Researcher for this text: Laura Prichard [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2015-12-26
Line count: 16
Word count: 101