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Through the Year. A Cantata for Ladies' Voices
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8. A widow bird
A widow bird sate mourning for her love
Upon a wintry bough,
The frozen wind crept on above;
The freezing stream below.
There was no leaf upon the forest bare,
No [flower]1 upon the ground
And little motion in the air,
Except the mill-wheel's sound.
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Some settings use the modernized spelling "sat" instead of "sate"
1 Treharne: "flowers".
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