Gaily Sounds the Castanet
 


Citation

Henry Schoeller, “Gaily Sounds the Castanet,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed June 25, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31544.


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Title

Gaily Sounds the Castanet

Description

One leaf typewritten on the front side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. There are two stains of unknown origin at the upper corners. There is lamination-related creasing at the bottom of the document. The upper right corner was folded into the laminate.

Subject

Popular music -- United States Courtship -- Songs and music Castanets -- Songs and music Balls (Parties) -- Songs and music

Creator

Henry Schoeller

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created

4/30/2007

Contributor

I. G. Greer

Rights

The images and audio files contained in the "So Mote It Ever Be: The Folksong Heritage of North Carolina's Northern Blue Ridge Mountains" collection are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. I. G. Greer/W. Amos Abrams Manuscript Files Series, Folksong Files Subseries. W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection. Special Collections. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Any commercial use of the materials without the written permission of Appalachian State University is strictly prohibited. Please contact the Appalachian State University W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection with specific questions or with requests for further information.

Format

pdf

Language

English
English

Type

Typescript

Transcription

The Castanet

Gaily sound the Castanet,
Beating time to bounding feet.
When, after daylight’s golden set,
Maids and youths by moonlight meet.

Oh! then, how sweet to move,
Through all that maze of mirth,
Lighted by those eyes we love,
Beyond all eyes on earth.

Then the joyeous banquet spread,
On the cool and fragrant ground.
With night’s bright eye--beams over head,
And still brighter sparkling round.

Oh! then, how sweet to say,
Into the loved one’s ear,
Thoughts reserved through many a day,
To be thus whispered there.

When the dance and feast are done,
Arm and arm as home we stray,
How sweet to see the dawning sun,
Over her cheek’s warm blushes play.

Then, then the farewell kiss,
And words whose parting tone
Lingers still in dreams of bliss,
That haunt young hearts alone.

Classification Title

Gaily Sounds the Castanet

Document Title

The Castanet

Associated Date

1881

Dimensions - Original

211 mm x 275 mm

Upload Date

2013-10-16

File name

113_GailySoundsTheCastanet_ocr

Transcription Date

2006-06-19

Transcribed By

Paul L. Robertson

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