Jenny's coming o'er the green, Fairer form was never seen, Winning is her gentle mien; Why do I love her so? We have wandered side by side O'er the meadows far and wide; Little Jenny's full of pride, Why do I love her so? Jenny's calm and liquid eyes Sometimes bring a sweet surprise, Like a change in summer skies; Why do I love her so? Oft her voice, so full of glee, Wakes the saddest memory; She is younger far than me, Why do I love her so? Little Jenny never fears, Hoping all from coming years, Dashing off the passing tears; Why do I love her so? Can I not another find With her sweet endearing mind, None with Jenny's charms combined? Why do I love her so?
- by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864), "Jenny's coming o'er the green" [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864), "Jenny's coming o'er the green", published 1860. [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
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