by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864)

The hour for thee and me
Language: English 
When day breaks forth on the dewy lawn, 
And all seems mirth and glee, 
When birds their sweetest songs awake 
Is the hour for thee and me.

The hour for thee and me, 
The hour for thee and me 
When birds their sweetest songs awake 
Is the hour for thee and me. 

When perfumes from the closing flowers 
Are wafter o'er the lea, 
And vesper float upon the gale, 
Is the hour for thee and me.

The hour for thee and me, 
The hour for thee and me 
When the vespers float upon the gale 
Is the hour for thee and me. 

When night be holds her starry realm 
Reflected on the sea, 
When moon beams dance upon the rille, 
Is the hour for thee and me.

The hour for thee and me, 
The hour for thee and me 
When moonbeams dance upon the rill 
Is the hour for thee and me.

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Researcher for this text: Laura Prichard [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2015-12-26
Line count: 24
Word count: 152