Two Songs from the Portuguese

Song Cycle by Samuel Hans Adler (b. 1928)

Word count: 51

1. Simple Song [sung text checked 1 time]

If thou art sleeping, maiden,
Awake and open thy door,
'Tis the break of day,
and we must away,
O'er meadow, and mount, and moor.

Wait not to find thy slippers,
But come with thy naked feet;
We shall have to pass
through the dewy grass,
And waters wide and fleet.


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2. Ballad [sung text not yet checked]

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