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Who goes amid the green wood

Language: English

Who goes amid the green wood 
  With springtide all adorning her? 
Who goes amid the meny green wood 
  To make it merrier? 

Who passes in the sunlight 
  By ways that know the light footfall? 
Who passes in the sweet sunlight 
  With mien so virginal? 

The ways of all the woodland 
  Gleam with a soft and golden fire? 
For whom does all the sunny woodland 
  Carry so brave attire? 

O, it is for my true love 
The woods their rich apparel wear 
O, it is for my own true love, 
  That is so young and fair.

Translation(s): FRE HUN

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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)

Settings in other languages:

  • Also set in Hungarian (Magyar), a translation by Ágnes Gergely (b. 1933) , title unknown, published 1907 FRE by András Mihály.

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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Qui passe par le bois vert

Language: French (Français) after the English

Qui passe par le bois vert
Avec le printemps qui l'orne toute ?
Qui passe par le joyeux bois vert
Pour le rendre plus joyeux ?

Qui passe au soleil
Par des chemins qui connaissent le pas léger ?
Qui passe dans le doux soleil
Avec une mine si virginale ?

Les chemins de tout le bois
Brillent d'un feu doux et doré --
Pour qui le bois ensoleillé
Port-t-il un habit si élégant ?

Oh, c'est pour mon amour fidèle
Que les bois portent leur riche vêtement --
Oh, c'est pour mon amour fidèle à moi
Qui est si jeune et si beau.

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Based on
  • a text in English by James Joyce (1882 - 1941), appears in Chamber Music, no. 8, first published 1907 HUN
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): David Arditti, Lorne M. Betts, James Brown, Laurence Clarke, Ross Lee Finney, Hugo Kauder, Carl J. Kittleson, Ernest John Moeran, Howard L. Richards, Williametta Spencer. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2009-11-07 00:00:00.
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