Gaily Sounds the Castanet
 


Citation

Schoeller, Henry, “Gaily Sounds the Castanet,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed November 26, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31544.


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Title

Gaily Sounds the Castanet

Description

This item is part of the I. G. Greer Folksong Collection which consists of more than 300 individual song titles and their variants as collected by Isaac Garfield Greer (1881-1967) from informants, primarily in Ashe, Wilkes and Watauga counties. The collection includes manuscripts, typescript transcriptions produced by Dr. Greer’s clerical staff, and handwritten musical notations. Songs range from traditional Child Ballads, traditional English and Scottish ballads as well as their American variants, to 19th century popular music to musical compositions of local origin.

Subject

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

Creator

Schoeller, Henry

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

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.

Associated Date

1881

File name

113_GailySoundsTheCastanet_ocr

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