A Night Song


"A Night Song" is the 88th song in Ives's song collection 114 Songs. The text comes from Thomas Moore. The song is also the fourth song of Ives's song collection Sentimental Ballads, which features text by various authors, including Ives himself.

Please see entry Artists, Movements, and Ideas entry for Thomas Moore.

A Night Song
by Thomas Moore

The young May moon is beaming; love,
The glow-worm's lamp is gleaming,
How sweet to rove through Morna's grove,
When the drowsy world is dreaming, love!
Then awake! The heav'ns look bright, my dear,
'Tis ne'er too late for delight,
and best of all the ways to lengthen days
is to steal a few hours from the night, my dear,
When the drowsy world is dreaming, love!

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