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A widow bird sate mourning for her love

Language: English

A widow bird sate mourning for her love
  Upon a wintry bough,
The frozen wind crept on above;
  The freezing stream below.

There was no leaf upon the forest bare,
  No [flower]1 upon the ground
And little motion in the air,
  Except the mill-wheel's sound.


Translation(s): ITA

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Some settings use the modernized spelling "sat" instead of "sate"
1 Treharne: "flowers".

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Un passero solitario il suo amore lamenta", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-08-22 12:13:19
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