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The Riverside song book/May the Maiden

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MAY, THE MAIDEN.

Sidney Lanier. Joseph Barnby.

Andante. cres. (Air: Sweet and Low.)

1. May, the maid - en, Vio - let la - den, Out of the vio - let sea,

2. Day the state - ly, Sunk - en late - ly In - to the vio - let sea,

3. Night the ho - ly, Sail - ing slow-ly O - ver the vio - let sea,


Comes and hov - ers O - ver lov - ers, O - ver thee and me;

Back - ward hov - ers O - ver lov - ers, O - ver me and thee;

Stars un - cov - ers O - ver lov - ers, Stars for me and thee;


Over thee, Ma - rie, and me, Out of the vio - let sea. Ma - rie,

O - ver thee. Ma - rie, and me. Out of the vio - let sea, Ma - rie,

Stars for thee, Ma - rie, and me, O - ver the vio - let sea. Ma - rie.


Comes and hovers O - ver lovers, Hovers o - ver thee and me, Ma - rie . . . .

Backward hovers O - ver lovers. Hovers o - ver thee and me, Ma - rie . . . .

Stars un - covers O - ver lovers, Stars for lovers, thee and me, Ma - rie . . . .

This work was published before January 1, 1925, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.