by Alfred Tennyson, Lord (1809 - 1892)

Beat upon mine, little heart, beat, beat
Language: English 
Beat upon mine, little heart, beat, beat;
Beat upon mine! you are mine, my sweet;
All mine from your pretty blue eyes to your feet,
                                                 my sweet:
Sleep, little blossom, my honey, my bliss,
For I give you this, and I give you this,
And I blind your pretty blue eyes with a kiss,
                                               sleep!
Father and Mother will watch you grow,
And gather the roses where ever they blow,
And find the white heather where ever you go,
                                             my sweet, my sweet.

A. Nevin sets stanzas 2-3
J. McEwen sets stanzas 2-3

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Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani

This text was added to the website: 2009-01-10
Line count: 12
Word count: 83