If you would have it so
Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)
If you would have it so,
I will end my singing.
If it sets your heart aflutter,
I will take away my eyes from your face.
If it suddenly startles you in your walk,
I will step aside and take another path.
If it confuses you in your flower-weaving,
I will shun your lonely garden.
If it makes the water wanton and wild,
I will not row my boat by your bank.
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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 Karim Adam Al-Zand (b. 1970), "If you would have it so", 2004 [baritone and piano], from Tagore Love Songs, no. 10. [ sung text verified 1 time]
- by Karim Adam Al-Zand (b. 1970), "If you would have it so", 2004 [baritone and piano], from The Sky with All its Stars, no. 4. [ sung text not verified ]
- by Henry Kimball Hadley (1871 - 1937), "If you would have it so", op. 84 (Songs) no. 3 (1921). [voice and piano] [ sung text not verified ]
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