Toll The Bell Mournfully

Title

Toll The Bell Mournfully

Subject

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Everest, C.
Sheet music
Death--Songs and music

Description

Cover depicts a picture of Abraham Lincoln, with words of the song printed on front. Description under title, "Written and Composed on the death of President Abraham Lincoln."

Creator

Everest, C.

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1865

Contributor

Lee & Walker

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

301115
51965100

Coverage

Philadelphia

Transcription

TOLL THE BELL MOURNFULLY.

Toll the bell mournfully, toll the bell slow, Toll the bell solemnly, toll the bell low, The Chief of the land is taken away, The Nation in grief is mourning today. Mantle his form with the Flag of the land, The symbol of peace then place in his hand. Toll the bell mournfully, &c.

WRITTEN AND COMPOSED ON THE DEATH OF PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN, BY C. EVEREST.

PHILADELPHIA: Published by Lee & Walker, 722 Chestnut St.


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TOLL THE BELL MOURNFULLY. WRITTEN AND COMPOSED ON THE DEATH OF PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN. BY C. EVEREST.

Andante.

voice. piano.

Entered according to Act of Congress A.D. 1865 by C. Everest, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the Eastern district of Penn.


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1. Toll the bell mournfully, toll the bell slow, Toll the bell solemnly, Toll the bell low; The 2. " 3. " 4. "

Chief of the land is taken away, The Nation in grief is mourning today.

Mantle his form with the Flag of the land, The symbol of peace Then

Place on his breast a wreath of sweet flowers, Gather'd with care

Take him with care away to his rest, Where naught shall disturb the

High on his tomb the Banner unfold, Sculpture his name in


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1. Toll the bell mournfully, toll the bell slow, Toll the bell solemnly, Toll the bell low; The 2. " 3. " 4. "

Chief of the land is taken away, The Nation in grief is mourning today.

Mantle his form with the Flag of the land, The symbol of peace Then

Place on his breast a wreath of sweet flowers, Gather'd with care

Take him with care away to his rest, Where naught shall disturb the

High on his tomb the Banner unfold, Sculpture his name in


NEW AND BEAUTIFUL SONGS RECENTLY PUBLISHED BY LEE & WALKER.

ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE, MOTHER. Poetry by Thomas MacKellar; Music by William U. Butcher.

"Kiss my little brother and my sisters, and tell them that I died for my country." Price, 30 cents.

"On the field of battle, mother, All the night alone I lay, Angels watching o'er me, mother, Till the breaking of the day. I lay thinking of you, mother, And the loving ones at home, Till to our dear cottage, mother, Boy again, I seemed to come!"

Those desirous of a really beautiful song, wedded to words of a tender and appealing character, will not be disappointed in this one. Arranged also for Guitar.

NO ONE TO LOVE. Music arranged by William B. Harvey. Price, 30 cents.

"No one to love! none to caress! None to respond to this heart's tenderness! Sad is my heart, joy is unknown; For in my sorrow I'm weeping alone."

The popularity of this song is almost beyond belief: it has reached one hundredth thousand, and the demand is in no way abating. It is a beautiful melody, within the reach of all, and the words are pretty. It is arranged in three keys, -- viz.: B flat, A flat, and G,--and also for Guitar.

THE MOTHER'S REPLY To "Rock me to Sleep." Composed by E. Mack. Price, 30 cents.

"My child! my child! thou art weary tonight, Thy spirit is sad, and dim is the light; Thou wouldst call me back from the silent shore To the trials of life, to thy heart as of yore; Thou longest again for my loving care, For my kiss on thy lips, my hand on thy hair; But angels around thee their loving watch keep, And angels, my child will 'rock thee to sleep.' "

A beautiful reply to the song "Rock me to Sleep," which has attained great celebrity. The songs and compositions generally of E. Mack are justly appreciated by the musical public; and this is one of his best productions. Also arranged for Guitar.

NEVER DESPOND. A reply to the popular song "No One to Love." Music and words by C. Everest. Price, 30 cents.

"Never despond! Joys are for thee; Time will reveal them, though hidden they be: Stay thy sad heart; soon will the day Dawn in its brightness and cheer thy lone way."

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BEAUTIFUL DAISIES, BRIGHT GEMS OF THE EARTH! Song with chorus. Words and Music composed by J. S. C. Price, 30 cents.

"Beautiful daisies, bright gems of the earth! Few are your virtues and little your worth; Yet, as I wander through by-way and lane, Gladly I welcome your smiling again."

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THEY PRAY FOR US AT HOME. Song and chorus. Words by E. Rossiter; Music by B. Frank Walters. Price, 30 cents.

On the Sunday after the battle of Cedar Mountain, as our wounded soldiers were lying in a church at Culpepper C.H. which had been taken for a hospital, one of the mortally-wounded whispered to a dying companion, "I wish there was some one here to pray for us!" to which his companion replied, "They are praying for us at home!"

"Oh, would there were some kind one Who, on the Sabbath-day, Would breathe one prayer to cheer us As our spirits pass away!--If there only were some loved one To grasp us by the hand And whisper words of comfort As we leave this earthly strand!"

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TREAD LIGHTLY WHERE THE HERO SLEEPS. Words and Music composed by D.W. Belisle. Price, 30 cents.

"Tread lightly here! this lonely grave Is now the resting place of one Who fought his country's flag to save, And fell with Freedom's armor on."

A very easy and pretty song, with a flowing accompaniment, not difficult. It is recommended with safety as a fine parlor-song.

SHALL WE MEET AGAIN! Song and chorus. Written and composed by C. Everest. Price, 30 cents.

"Ever since form me you parted for the battle-plain, I have thought, near broken-hearted, Shall we meet again? In my dreams the cannons rattle, flashes light the sky; And I see in every battle banners floating high. Chorus--Morning, noon, and evening, As I pine in vain, Ever is my spirit breathing, Shall we meet again?"

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Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

5
34 cm

Citation

Everest, C., “Toll The Bell Mournfully,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed August 25, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/20070.