by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864)

Linger in blissful repose
Language: English 
Linger in blissful repose, 
Free from all sorrowing care love, 
White round thee melody flows, 
Wafted opinions of air love. 

Let not thy visions depart, 
Lured by the stars that are beaming, 
Music will flow from my heart 
While thy sweet spirit is dreaming. 

Dreaming, dreaming, unfettered by the day, 
In melody, in melody I'll breathe my soul away. 

Softly the night winds are heard, 
Sighing o'er mountain and dale, love, 
Gently the vapors are stirred 
Down in the shadowy vale love. 

While o'er the dew covered plain, 
Starlight in silence is gleaming, 
Lightly I'll breathe a refrain 
Round the young heart is dreaming. 

Dreaming, dreaming, unfettered by the day, 
In melody, in melody I'll breathe I'll breathe my soul away.

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This text was added to the website: 2015-12-26
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