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Thread #139407   Message #3197918
Posted By: Jim Dixon
29-Jul-11 - 11:05 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Marianina / Mariannina
Subject: Lyr Add: THE SEA BREEZE / MARIANINA (Hervey White)
Here's another translation, from Folk-Songs and Other Songs for Children, edited by Jane Byrd Radcliffe-Whitehead (Boston: Oliver Ditson Company, 1903), page 136, where it appears in a musical arrangement for one voice and piano:

THE SEA BREEZE (Marianina)
Italian folk song, English words by Hervey White

1. There's a fairy flying o'er the sea,
Light and airy as a bird is she,
All the waves leap up and call in glee,
"Marianina, fly no more.
Dance with us amid the war,
Be a wave and dance to shore.
Marianina, Marianina,
Be a wave and dance for evermore."

2. O'er the land she flies along the grass,
Leaves and flow'rs are gay to see her pass.
All call out to stay the fleeting lass,
"Marianina, be a flow'r,
Dance with us throughout the hour,
For we feel your magic pow'r.
Marianina, Marianina,
Dance with us, and be a little flow'r."

3. Quick she darts up over mountains high,
All the clouds are gath'ring in the sky.
Fast they follow with a merry cry,
"Marianina, come from far,
Why not tarry where you are,
Dance with us and be a star.
Marianina, Marianina,
Dance with us, a twinkling, glancing star."