Love wakes and weeps While Beauty sleeps ; Oh! for music's softest numbers To prompt a theme For Beauty's dream, Soft as the [pillow]1 of her slumbers! Through groves of [palm]2 Sigh gales of balm ; Fire-flies on the air are wheeling ; While through the gloom Comes soft perfume, The distant beds of [flowers]3 revealing. Oh! wake and live! No dreams can give A shadowed bliss the real excelling ; No longer sleep From lattice peep, And list the tale that love is telling!
1 Strickland: "perfume"
2 Strickland: "palms"
3 Strickland: "ferns"
- by Walter Scott, Sir (1771 - 1832), "Love wakes and weeps", appears in The Pirate, chapter 23 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Hugh Blair (1864 - ?), "Love wakes and weeps", published 1928 [ SSC chorus a cappella], partson [text not verified]
- by Fritz Bennicke Hart (1874 - 1949), "Love wakes and weeps", 1899. [voice and piano] [text not verified]
- by Henry Marcellus Higgs , "Love wakes and weeps", published 1844? [chorus], partsong [text not verified]
- by Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, Sir (1848 - 1918), "Love wakes and weeps", 1910 [ATB chorus a cappella], from Seven Part Songs for Male-Voice Choir, no. 2. [text not verified]
- by Lily Strickland (1887 - 1958), "Love wakes and weeps", published 1906. [medium voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
- by Samuel Webbe (1740 - 1815), "Love wakes and weeps", 1821. [voice and piano] [text not verified]
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