Lantern's Gleam, The
DESCRIPTION: "The lanterns gleam while yellow flames leap and play, And wild and vibrant music pours out, And the rafters ring as supple dancers gay Moving swiftly, circle about."
EARLIEST DATE: 1946 (Peters)
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Peters, p. 165, "The Lantern's Gleam" (1 short text, 1 tune)
NOTES [64 words]: I suspect this is a fragment of a popular song, but much internet searching has failed to reveal it. Probably it in not the first verse.
The tune in Peters is very strange, since it is said to have been sung by a single informant yet the musical notation shows two parts (and does not show how the words are aligned with the tune). It appears something important has been omitted. - RBW
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