Aura Lea    (1861)

When the blackbird in the Spring
'On the willow tree
Sat and rocked, I heard him sing
Singing Aura Lea
Aura Lea, Aura Lea
Maid with golden hair
Sunshine came along with thee
And swallows in the air

Aura Lea, Aura Lea
Maid with golden hair
Sunshine came along with thee
And swallows in the air

In thy blush the rose was born
Music, when you spake
Through thine azure eye the morn
Sparkling seemed to break
Aura Lea, Aura Lea
Birds of crimson wing
Never song have sung to me
As in that sweet spring

Aura Lea, Aura Lea
Maid with golden hair
Sunshine came along with thee
And swallows in the air

Aura Lea! the bird may flee
The willow's golden hair
Swing through winter fitfully
On the stormy air
Yet if thy blue eyes I see
Gloom will soon depart
For to me, sweet Aura Lea
Is sunshine through the heart

Aura Lea, Aura Lea
Maid with golden hair
Sunshine came along with thee
And swallows in the air

When the mistletoe was green
Midst the winter's snows
Sunshine in thy face was seen
Kissing lips of rose
Aura Lea, Aura Lea
Take my golden ring
Love and light return with thee
And swallows with the spring

Aura Lea, Aura Lea
Maid with golden hair
Sunshine came along with thee
And swallows in the air

Lyrics by W. W. Fosdick.
Composed by George R. Poulton.
Recorded by Frances Farmer; many others.


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