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A SONG, by            
First Line: The fairy music is silvery sweet
Last Line: In the love-lighted eyes of you.
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers; Music & Musicians; Musical Instruments; Trumpets

THE fairy music is silvery sweet;
It's made by the bells of blue,
By the trumpet lily and tinkling streams,
By the soothing breezes too—
But it's not so joyous, not half so gay
As the lilt in the laugh of you.

The fairies dance when the moon is bright
And wander the meadows through,
(For a fairy ring is left next morn
To prove that the tale is true)—
But the dance of the fairies is never so light
As the beautiful grace of you.

The drink of the fairies as we all know
Is honey and sparkling dew:
And the mortals that taste that entrancing cup,
Alas, are exceedingly few—
But it's not so delicious, not half so sweet
As a kiss from the lips of you.

They say that the fairies have left the land,
And believe it; well, maybe they do,
But never I doubt, and never I fear,
And I know that their speech is untrue,
When I gaze with surprise, in the glorious eyes,
In the love-lighted eyes of you.

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