ON THE BEAUTIFUL BLUE DANUBE
Music by Johann Strauss
Words by C.C. Haskins
Published 1874 by D.P. Paulds


[Through composed)
Lightly we breast the Danube's wave,
The beautiful Danube, clear and blue,
Lightly we breast the Danube's wave,
The Beautiful Danube, clear and blue,

The bubbles are breaking one by one,
And flash with the rainbow's glowing hue,
As merrily, merrily, merily Sings our joyous crew.
On thy glassy tide, lightly now we ride,

Listen to our song of glee,
Ringing voices clear echoed from the shore,
Tell of happy hearts from sorrow free.
Lightly we breast the Danube's wave,

The beautiful Danube, clear and blue,
Lightly we breast the Danube's wave,
The Beautiful Danube, clear and blue,
The bubbles are breaking one by one,

And flash with the rainbow's glowing hue,
As merrily, merrily, merily Sings our joyous crew.
The gentle cloudlets playing,On high in ether straying,
The rosy hues of morning,The tow'ring trees adorning,

Thy placid breast enriching,
With tints and forms bewitching
When moon and stars are beaming,
And thro thy depths are streaming.

Then Lightly we breast the Danube's wave,
The beautiful Danube, clear and blue,
Lightly we breast the Danube's wave,
The Beautiful Danube, clear and blue,

The bubbles are breaking one by one,
And flash with the rainbow's glowing hue,
Thou coronet Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Danube.
Beautiful Danube, Beautiful Danube, clear and blue.