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What the Soul Desires
by Donovan
(Standard Tuning)

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There is a rapture that my soul desires
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There is a something that I cannot name
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I know not after what my soul aspires
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Nor guess from when's the restless longing came

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But ever from my childhood have I felt it
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In all things beautiful, in all things gay
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And ever has its gentle unseen presence
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Falling like a shadow cloud across my way

It is the melody in all sweet music
In all fair forms it is the hidden grace
In all I love, a something that escapes me
Flies by pursuit and ever visits face

I see it in the woodlands, silver beauty
I feel it in the very breathing of the air
I stretch my hand to grasp for I can't touch it
When I do, well I know it is not there

But ever from my childhood have I felt it
In all things beautiful, in all things gay
And ever has its gentle unseen presence
Falling like a shadow cloud across my way

There is a rapture
notes by Brad Rock