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Four Songs for Soprano

Word count: 236

Song Cycle by Ernst Bacon (1898 - 1990)

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?. Ariel [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: English

Translation(s): FIN FRE FRE FRE FRE SPA

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Come unto these yellow sands,
[Then]1 take hands:
Curtsied when you have and kissed,
The wild waves [whist]2:
Foot it featly here and there;
And, sweet sprites, the [burthen]3 bear.

Hark, hark!
Bow-wow.
The watch dogs bark;
Bow-wow.
Hark, hark!
I hear the strain of strutting Chanticleer
Cry, Cock-a-diddle dow.


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1 Bacon, Beach, Quilter: "And then"
2 Bacon: "shist"
3 Bacon: "burden"

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?. Where the bee sucks [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: English

Translation(s): FIN FRE FRE GER SPA

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  Where the bee sucks there [suck]1 I:
  In a cow-slip's [bell]2 I lie;
  There I couch when owls do cry.
  On a bat's back [I do]3 fly
  After [summer]4 merrily,
Merrily, merrily shall I live now
Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.


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1 Arne: "lurk"
2 Arne: "bed"
3 Arne: "do I"
4 Arne: "sunset"

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1. The Lord of Ev'rything [ sung text checked 1 time]

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Lullee, lullay
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4. Epitaph [ sung text checked 1 time]

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Heap not on this mound
  Roses that she loved so well;
Why bewilder her with roses,
  That she cannot see or smell ?
She is happy where she lies
With the dust upon her eyes.


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