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All day I hear the noise of waters

Language: English

All day I hear the noise of waters
 Making moan,
Sad as the sea-bird is, when going
 Forth alone,
He hears the [winds]1 cry to the waters'

The grey winds, the cold winds are blowing
 Where I go.
I hear the noise of many waters
 Far below.
All day, all night, I hear them [flowing]2
 To and fro.

Translation(s): FRE IRI

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1 Coulthard: "wind's"
2 Coulthard: "blowing"

Submitted by John Versmoren


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:36
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Word count: 59

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An lá ar fad is clos dom uiscí

Language: Irish (Gaelic) after the English

An lá ar fad is clos dom uiscí
Uaigneach mar éan mara ag eitilt
   Mo bhrón,
Ag éisteacht le géarghuth na gaoithe
   Och ochón.
An ghaoth ghlas, an ghaoth fhuar ag séideadh
   I mo threo.
Is clos dom uiscí fuara is iad
   Ag imeacht leo.
An lá ar fad, ar feadh na hoíche
   Is go deo.

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Based on
  • a text in English by James Joyce (1882 - 1941), no title, appears in Chamber Music, no. 35, first published 1908 FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Creighton Allen, Luciano Berio, Lorne M. Betts, Louis Calabro, Jean Coulthard, David Del Tredici, Joan Ferris, Paul Fetler, Ross Lee Finney, Eugene Goossens, Sir, Sergius Kagen, Hugo Kauder, Donald James Martino, Vincent Persichetti, Gardner Read, Tibor Serly, Vally Weigl, née Pick. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2014-12-11.
Last modified: 2014-12-11 15:14:20
Line count: 12
Word count: 57