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Poet's Song

A Poem in the Public Domain

By Thomas Moore*

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Drink to her, who long,

Hath waked the poet’s sigh.

The girl, who gave to song

What gold could never buy.

SO! Woman’s heart was made

For minstrel hands alone;

By other fingers played

It yields not half the tone.

Then here’s to her, who long

Hath waked the poet’s sigh,

The girl who gave to song

What gold could never buy.



*Thomas Moore was an Irish writer, poet and lyricist celebrated for his Irish Melodies. Their setting of English-language verse to old Irish tunes marked the transition in popular Irish culture from Irish to English.


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