I Dreamt That I Dwelt in Marble Halls


              I Dreamt That I Dwelt in Marble Halls

Alfred Bunn                                            M.W. Balfe
                                            Mandolin tablature by
                                         Elizabeth T. Knuth, 1999

Key: C


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                   I   dreamt that I     dwelt   in


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    mar  - ble  halls,   with   vas-sals and  serfs at   my  


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  side,              and  of    all who  as -  sem-bled with-


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    in   those  walls,  that     I  was the   hope and   the


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 pride,                  I had  rich-es too     great  to


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   count, could boast    of a    high    an  - ces  -  tral


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 name;               but  I        al -  so    dreamt, which


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  pleased  me   most,   that you loved   me   still    the


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same, that you  loved me, you    loved   me     still  the


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   |_  |_  |_     |_  |_  |_     |___|   |_     |=|=|_  |_

same, that you  loved me, you    loved   me     still  the    


                Bridge:
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 same.


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                                                        I


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  dreamt  that     sui  - tors   sought  my   hand,    that


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knights up-on      ben - ded   knee,               and with


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   vows    no      maid - en  heart could with-stand,  they     


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   |___|   |_     |___|   |_     |              |_  |_  |_

  pledged their   faith   to    me,                and  I


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  dreamt  that   one  of that      no - ble    host


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 came forth my  hand      to   claim;              but  I


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   |___|   |_     |___|   |_     |___|   |_     |       |=|

    al  -  so    dreamt, which  charmed  me   most,  that you


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   |___|   |_     |       |_     |_  |_  |_     |_  |_  |_

   loved   me   still    the   same, that you loved me, you


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   |___|   |_     |___|   |_     |_  |_  |_     |_  |_  |_

   loved   me     still  the   same, that you loved me, you


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   |___|   |_     |=|=|_  |_     |

   loved   me     still  the   same.

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Rhythm:
  Q = dotted quarter        E = dotted eighth

The song "I Dreamt That I Dwelt in Marble Halls" comes from an 1843 opera called The Bohemian Girl. Music and lyrics are in the public domain worldwide.

If you like, you can hear a MIDI file of "Marble Halls".


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