Sweet bird of eve (John Stafford Smith)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-03-22). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 102 kB Copyright: Personal
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First published: 1785
Original text and translations
Sweet bird of eve, whose love-sick note
I hear across the dale;
Who nightly, to the moon and me,
Dost chant thy melting tale;
Oh, hear a brother mourner's part!
To Delia's window fly;
Tell her I bleed for love of her,
For love of her I die.