by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864)

Gentle Lena Clare
Language: English 
I'm thinking of sweet Lena Clare,
With deep blue eyes and waving hair,
Her voice is soft, her face is fair
My gentle Lena Clare.
 Gentle Lena Clare,
 My dear lov'd Lena Clare --
 Her heart is light, her eyes are bright,
 My gentle Lena Clare.

I love her careless winning ways,
I love her wild and bird-like lays,
I love the grass whereon she strays
My gentle Lena Clare.

Her home is in the shady glen,
When summer comes I'll seek again,
On mountain height and lowland plain;
My gentle Lena Clare.


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Researcher for this text: T. P. (Peter) Perrin

This text was added to the website: 2011-11-10
Line count: 19
Word count: 95