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Thread #71034   Message #3285090
Posted By: Jim Dixon
05-Jan-12 - 01:46 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: ' . . . Let the Merry Sunshine In . . '?
Subject: Lyr Add: CANZONET (T W Johnson Barker)
From Poems by Thomas William Johnson Barker (Hull: John Nicholson, 1849), page 44:


Draw up the curtain—draw it high—
And let the daylight cheer the eye;
Why should gloom fill the room,
When the bonny sunlight's by!
Darkness is the friend of sin—
Then let the merry sunshine in!

Come, my dearest, come be gay,
And fling all gloomy thoughts away;
Why should aught but joy be sought,
While sunbeams live to cheer the day!
Smiles a double beauty win-
Then let the merry sunshine in!