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No. 18 - Extra Song - Arabella and Chorus

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Arabella: A rosebud dreamed in a leafy dell;
Dreamed and nodded and swayed in the breeze.
The raindrops lovingly o'er her fell,
The sun smiled warm thro' the bending trees.
Her pink leaves curled o'er her golden heart,
And she happily dreamed of the day
When someone would whisper the magic word;
When her prince would come riding her way.
And she sang to herself this soft refrain
Thro' the warm sunshine and the summer rain:
When will he come, my prince, my prince?
Oh haste the lovely day.
Will it be night or will it be noon?
Desolate winter or fairy June?
When will he come, my prince, my prince,
When will he ride my way?
When with a kiss will he wake my heart?
When will he vow "No more we part!"
When will he sing "My own thou art?"
Oh haste the lovely day.
   
  The rosebud dreamed and so have I;
Dreamed where the twilight was soft and gray.
My heart has sighed with as vain a sigh
As that of the night wind on its way.
With wide eyes into the future years
Long I've gazed as I dreamed of the day
When someone should kiss away my tears,
When my prince should come riding my way.
And I'd sing to myself this soft refrain
Thro' the tears or smiles, thro' the joy or pain.
When will he come, my prince, my prince?
Oh haste the lovely day.
Will it be night or will it be noon?
Desolate winter or fairy June?
When will he come, my prince, my prince,
When will he ride my way?
When with a kiss will he wake my heart?
When will he vow "No more we part!"
When will he sing "My own thou art?"
Oh haste the lovely day.
   
Chorus: When will he come, my prince, my prince?
Oh haste the lovely day.
Will it be night or will it be noon?
Desolate winter or fairy June?
When will he come, my prince, my prince,
When will he ride my way?
When with a kiss will he wake my heart?
When will he vow "No more we part!"
When will he sing "My own thou art?"
Oh haste the lovely day.
Haste, oh haste the lovely day.
Haste, oh haste the love,
Arabella: Ah!
Chorus:   the lovely day.

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