John Stafford Smith
(1750 - 1836)

Smith : Sweet bird of eve : illustration

Sweet bird of eve
(A.T.T.B.)
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Pub. 1785.
Lyrics: John McMillan

Sweet bird of eve, whose love-sick note
I hear across the dale;
Who nightly, to the moon and me,
Dost chant thy melting tale;
Oh, hear a brother mourner's part!
To Delia's window fly;
Tell her I bleed for love of her,
For love of her I die.