Morn, Happy Morn


   

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Originally composed for the play Olivia by W. G. Wills,

First performed at the Court Theatre, London, on 30 March 1978.

Published by Metzler & Co.,

Dedicated to Mrs. John Fairs.

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Morn, happy morn, The time for lovers thou!
When hope-buds burst their sheath,
And gladness hangs its wreath of roses
On the merry maiden's brow.
The shepherd drives his flock afield,
His shoon with dew the grasses sprinkle
And hark! oh hark! oh hark! the colley's bark,
And how the sheep-bells go a-tinkle,
How the sheep-bells go a-tinkle,
How the sheep-bells go a-tinkle,
How the sheep-bells go a-tinkle.

Eve, gentle eve! It is the hour for love,
When love's despites and woes
Their tearful petals close
And thro' the meads the whisp'ring lovers rove.
The rook'ry bids a hoarse goodnight,
In the low breeze the cornfields wrinkle,
And list! oh list! oh list!
Beyond yon mist,
How the far sheep-bells go a-tinkle,
How the sheep-bells go a-tinkle,
How the sheep-bells go a-tinkle,
How the sheep-bells go a-tinkle.

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