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My dove, my beautiful one

Language: English

My dove, my beautiful one, 
  Arise, arise! 
  The night-dew lies 
Upon my lips and eyes. 

The odorous winds are weaving 
  A music of sighs: 
  Arise, arise, 
My dove, my beautiful one! 

I wait by the cedar tree, 
  My sister, my love. 
  White breast of the dove, 
My breast shall be your bed. 

The pale dew lies 
  Like a veil on my head. 
  My fair one, my fair dove, 
Arise, arise!1

Translation(s): FRE POL

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1 Szymanowski adds "My dove, my beautiful one!"

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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)

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  • FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:36
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Turkawko moja

Language: Polish (Polski) after the English

Turkawko moja, już dzien',
wlęc wstan', więc wstan'!
Choc' jeszcze walczy
noc rosą i mglą.

Wonne powiewy grają
już pieśnią tchnien',
więc wstan', więc wstan',
turkawko, turkawko ty ma!

Przy drodze, gdzie szumi cedr,
tam czekam cię sam.
Siostro, turkawko,
spocznij na piersi mej.

Mgła igra jak welon,
jak welon nad głową.
O, piękna turkawko,
ach, wstan', ach wstan'!
Gołąbko serca mojego.

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Based on
  • a text in English by James Joyce (1882 - 1941), appears in Chamber Music, no. 14, first published 1907 FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): David Arditti, James Brown, David Del Tredici, Matthew Emery, Ross Lee Finney, Jack Marius Jarrett, Hugo Kauder, Rudolf Mengelberg, Paul Amadeus Pisk, Hermann Reutter, Barry Seaman, Irwin Spector, Conrad Susa, Karol Maciej Szymanowski, Graham Martin Treacher. Go to the text.

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2010-04-06 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:38
Line count: 17
Word count: 62