ARAB MAID

ARAB MAID
Song
Wm. McGhie
Wm. McGhie
John Ashton, Boston
An Arab Amazon in battle, she becomes the dutiful wife at home.

She comes! and, oe’r th’ embattled plain,
With shield and falchion bright,
She dauntless guides the flowing rein,
And bounds amid the fight!

With fearless heart She dares the field,
Where dangers spread around;
She seeks her bold Knight’s crested shield,
While loud the trumpets sound.

She comes! and, oe’r th’ embattled plain,
With shield and falchion bright,
She dauntless guides the flowing rein,
And bounds amid the fight!

And now she sees the form she loves
In deadly conflict join’d,
Her gallant steed now onward moves
Ev’n swifter than the wind!

She gains the spot, a moment more
His foes lie welt’ring round;
Her falchion’s true, the strife is o’er,
Hark! hark! the trumpet’s sound!

And now they seek their home again,
Where love and joy abound;
No more to dare th’ embattled plain,
Nor hear the trumpet’s sound.

ARAB MAID