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A SONG OF THE WESTERN EDEN, by            
First Line: Delmarva, the western eden
Last Line: To the land between the bays.
Subject(s): Eden; Singing & Singers; West (U.s.); Songs; Southwest; Pacific States


Delmarva, the Western Eden,
Between thy sheltering Bays!
Wherever thy children wander,
There do they sing thy praise;
The Saga of roadside orchards,
Of the fields of amber grain,
The murmur of wind in the pines,
The scent of summer rain.

A song to their Western Eden
With its kindly cordial ways,
To the Land of the Tidal Rivers,
To the Land between the Bays.

Fair Land of the Tidal Rivers,
Thy charm endures alway,
The charm that holds thy children
Wherever their feet may stray.
Wherever the Sea Lanes lead them,
Wherever the Land Roads go,
Goes the lure of the misty woodlands,
Of the Rivers that ebb and flow.

Goes the lure of the Western Eden
Where passed their childhood days,
The Land of the Tidal Rivers,
The Land between the Bays.

They feel the spell of the white Sea Fog,
Of the sun on the sandy plain,
And the salty tang of the ocean breeze
To call them home again.
Home to the marsh-edged Rivers
Where the sea tides ebb and flow,
Home to the level woodlands
Where the Holly and Dogwood grow.

Home to their Western Eden
With its glamour of childhood days,
To the Land of the Tidal Rivers,
To the Land between the Bays.





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