Home they brought her warrior dead
Home they brought her warrior dead:
She nor swooned, nor uttered cry:
All her maidens, watching, said,
'She must weep or she [will]1 die.'
Then they praised him, soft and low,
Called him worthy to be loved,
Truest friend and noblest foe;
Yet she neither spoke nor moved.
Stole a maiden from her place,
Lightly to the warrior stept,
Took the face-cloth from the face;
Yet she neither moved nor wept.
Rose a nurse of ninety years,
Set his child upon her knee --
Like summer tempest came her tears --
'Sweet my child, I live for thee.'
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1 Holst: "must"
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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)
- by Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934), "Home they brought her warrior dead", op. 20a no. 5, H. 80 no. 5 [chorus], from Songs from The Princess, no. 5 [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Sidney Homer (1864 - 1953), "Home they brought her warrior dead", op. 7 no. 3 [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by (Gerald) Graham Peel (1878 - 1937), "Home they brought her warrior dead" [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Wim Zwaag (b. 1960), "Home they brought her warrior dead", 1997 [high mezzo-soprano or high baritone and piano], from Three Tennyson Songs, no. 1 [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
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