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In the scented bud of the morning ‑‑ O

Language: English

In the scented bud of the morning -- O,
  When the windy grass went rippling far,
I saw my dear one walking slow,
  In the field where the daises are.

We did not laugh [and]1 we did not speak
  As we wandered [happily]2 to and fro;
I kissed my dear on either cheek,
  In the bud of the morning -- O!

A lark sang up from the breezy land,
  A lark sang down from a cloud afar,
As she and I went hand in hand
  In the field where the daisies are.


Translation(s): SPA

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Confirmed with Colum, Padraic, ed., Anthology of Irish Verse, New York, Boni and Liveright, 1922.

1 omitted by Edmunds
2 Barber, Edmunds: "happ'ly"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Mercedes Vivas) , "Las margaritas", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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Las margaritas

Language: Spanish (Español) after the English

En el aromático comienzo de la mañana, 
Cuando la hierba se mecía por el viento
Vi a mi querida caminando despacio,
En el campo donde están las margaritas.

No reímos ni hablamos,
Mientras caminábamos alegremente por allí,
La besé en cada mejilla
En el comienzo de la mañana.

Una alondra cantó desde la tierra venteada;
Una alondra cantó desde una nube lejana;
Mientras ella y yo caminábamos, de la mano, 
En el campo donde están las margaritas.


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Based on
  • a text in English by James Stephens (1882 - 1950), "The daisies", appears in Here are Ladies, first published 1913
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Seymour Barab, Samuel Barber, M. Bowles, John Edmunds, Roland Farley, Leslie Mann, Walter Byron Mourant, Michael Mulliner, Dorothy Parke, Roger Quilter, Arthur Shepherd, Marion Wyrill. Go to the text.

 

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