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Softly waft, ye southern breezes

Language: English

Softly waft, ye southern breezes
Tidings of my true love here[,]
Tell[,] O tell me why he tarries[,]
Speak and chase each growing fear.

Thus the Turtledove repining
Watchful for her tender mate,
Feels sensations past defining,
Anxious till she hears his fate.

Submitted by Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]


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

Text added to the website: 2019-03-07.
Last modified: 2019-03-07 15:57:45
Line count: 8
Word count: 43

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