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Two Songs

Word count: 93

Song Cycle by Teresa del Riego (c1876 - 1968)

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?. Songs of the summer [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: English


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The songs of [summer]1 are over and past!
    The swallow's forsaken the dripping eaves;
    Ruined and black 'mid the sodden leaves
The nests are rudely swung in the blast:
    And ever the wind like a soul in pain
    Knocks and knocks at the window-pane.

The songs of summer are over and past!
    Woe's me for a music sweeter than theirs--
    The quick, light bound of a step on the stairs,
The greeting of lovers too sweet to last:
    And ever the wind like a soul in pain
    Knocks and knocks at the window-pane. 

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1 del Riego : "the summer" (?) ; further changes may exist not noted.

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