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Flow down, cold rivulet, to the sea

Language: English

Flow down, cold rivulet, to the sea,
Thy tribute wave deliver:
No more by thee my steps shall be,
For ever and for ever.

Flow, softly flow, by lawn and lea,
A rivulet then a river;
No where by thee my steps shall be,
For ever and for ever.

But here will sigh thine alder tree,
And here thine aspen shiver;
And here by thee will hum the bee,
For ever and for ever.

A thousand suns will stream on thee,
A thousand moons will quiver;
But not by thee my steps shall be,
For ever and for ever.


Translation(s): WEL

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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 or adaptations:

  • Also set in Welsh (Cymraeg), a translation by Euros Bowen , title 1: "Dylifa, oernaut, tua'r lli" by Jehu Shepherd.

Text added to the website: 2010-04-18.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:39
Line count: 16
Word count: 99

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