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The Glow-Worm
Words and Music by Paul Lincke - 1902
English Lyrics by Lilla Cayley Robinson
Number 1 on the Hit Parade in 1952, played for 16 weeks.
C - - G7
Dm - G7 C
- - - Dm           Ebdim
Em              A7 G D7 -                 G
F C7 Bb7 G
F C7 Bb7 G
C G7 - C
- G7 - C
- G7 - C
- Dm C              G7 C       (repeat chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
When the night falls silently, The night falls silently, On forests dreaming,
Lovers wander forth to see, They wander forth to see, The bright stars gleaming.
And lest they should lose their way, Lest they should lose their way, The glow-worms nightly,
Light their tiny lanterns gay, Their tiny lanterns gay, And twinkle brightly.
Here and there and ev'rywhere, From mossy dell and hollow,
Floating, gliding through the air, They call on us to follow.
Chorus 1:
Shine little glow-worm, glimmer, glimmer, Shine little glow-worm, glimmer, glimmer.
Lead us lest too far we wander, Love's sweet voice is calling yonder!
Shine little glow-worm, glimmer, glimmer, Hey, there don't get dimmer, dimmer.
Light the path below, above, And lead us on to love!
Chorus 2:
Glow little glow-worm, glow and glimmer, Swim through the sea of night, little swimmer.
Thou aeronautical boll weevil, Illuminate yon woods primeval.
See how the shadows deep and darken, You and your chick should get to sparkin',
I got a gal that I love so, Glow little glow-worm, glow.
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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