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  ― 132 ―

Blue-Eyed Nell

Have you seen little Nelly
That lives by the mill?
There's a charm in her presence,
That makes my heart thrill.
The sound of my footsteps
Makes Nelly's eyes shine,
And Nelly has promised
Some day to be mine.

My beautiful blue-eyed Nell,
How I love her no tongue can tell;
All the birds fold their wings
And sit mute when she sings,
So joyous and bright is Nell.

The early peach blossom
Scarce rivals her cheeks;
'Tis Harmony's spirit
When sweet Nelly speaks.



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The scent-laden breezes
That blow from the sea,
Are not any purer
Than Nelly to me.

My beautiful blue-eyed Nell,
How I love her no tongue can tell;
All the birds fold their wings
And sit mute when she sings,
So joyous and bright is Nell.

I love my sweet Nelly,
And Nelly loves me;
When Hymen unites us
How happy we'll be.
Sweet peace and contentment
With Love shall combine,
And earth will be heaven
When Nelly is mine.

My beautiful blue-eyed Nell,
How I love her no tongue can tell;
All the birds fold their wings
And sit mute when she sings,
So joyous and bright is Nell.

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