Aunt Dinah’s Quilting Party

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In the sky the bright stars glittered
On the bank the pale moon shone
And ’twas from aunt Dinah’s quilting party
I was seeing Nellie home

   I was seeing Nellie home
   I was seeing Nellie home
   And ’twas from aunt Dinah’s quilting party
   I was seeing Nellie home

On my arm a soft hand rested
Rested like as ocean foam
And ’twas from aunt Dinah’s quilting party
I was seeing Nellie home

On my lips a whisper trembled
Trembled till it dared to come
And ’twas from aunt Dinah’s quilting party
I was seeing Nellie home

On my life new hopes were dawning
And those hopes have lived and grown
And ’twas from aunt Dinah’s quilting party
I was seeing Nellie home