1. As the blackbird in the spring
'neath the willow tree
sat and piped
I heard him sing
praising Aura Lee.
Aura Lee! Aura Lee! Maid of golden hair
sunshine came along with thee and swall-ows in the air.
2. Take my heart and take my ring
I give my all to thee
take me for eternity
dearest Aura Lee!
Aura Lee ! Aura Lee! Maid of golden hair
Sunshine came along with thee and swall-ows in the air
3. In her blush the rose was born
'twas music when she spoke
in her eyes
the light of morn
sparkling seemed to break.
Aura Lee! Aura Lee . . .
4. Aura Lee
the bird may flee. the willow' golden hair...
then the wintry winds may be. blowing ev'rywhere.
Yet if thy blue eyes I see
gloom. will soon, depart
for to me
sweet Aura Lee. is sunshine to the heart.