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5 Lyrics by Sara Teasdale

Word count: 260

Song Cycle by Harold Vincent Milligan (1888 - 1951)

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?. Twilight [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

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Dreamily over the roofs
The cold spring rain is falling;
Out in a lonely tree
A bird is calling, calling.

Softly over the earth
The wings of night are falling;
My heart, like the bird in the tree,
Is calling, calling, calling.


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?. You bound strong sandals on my feet [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

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You bound strong sandals on my feet,
      You gave me bread and wine,
And bade me out, 'neath sun and stars,
      For all the world was mine.

Oh take the sandals off my feet,
      You know not what you do;
For all my world is in your arms,
      My sun and stars are you.


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?. Less than the cloud to the wind [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

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Less than the cloud to the wind,
Less than the foam to the sea,
Less than the rose to the storm,
Am I to thee.

More than the star to the night,
More than the rain to the [tree]1,
More than heaven to earth
Art thou to me.


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1 Leoni: "lea"

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?. Pierrot [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

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Pierrot stands in the garden
Beneath a waning moon,
And on his lute he fashions
A [fragile]1 silver tune.

Pierrot plays in the garden,
He thinks he plays for me,
But I am quite forgotten
Under the cherry tree.

Pierrot plays in the garden,
And all the roses know
That Pierrot loves his music, --
But I love Pierrot.


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1 Griffes: "little"

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?. Her voice is like clear water [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

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Her voice is like clear water
      That drips upon a stone
In forests far and silent
      Where Quiet plays alone.

Her thoughts are like the lotus
      Abloom by sacred streams
Beneath the temple arches
      Where Quiet sits and dreams.

Her kisses are the roses
      That glow while dusk is deep
In Persian garden closes
      Where Quiet falls asleep.


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