Health to my dear (Reginald Spofforth)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-08-27). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 81 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP.
First published: 1853 Novello's Glee Hive no.74
Original text and translations
Health to my dear, and long unbroken years,
By storms unruffled, and unstained by tears.
Winged by new joys, may each white minute fly,
Spring on her cheek and sunshine in her eye.
O'er that dear breast where love and pity spring,
May peace eternal spread her downy wing.
Sweet beaming hope her path illumine still,
And fair ideas all her fancy fill.