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Under a Cherry Tree

Language: English

O Cherry Tree! O Cherry Tree!
That Spring-time was so fair:
Thy boughs were a white heaven to me,
For He was there.

O Cherry Tree, glad Cherry Tree!
He said my red lips were
Richer than thy ripe fruit: ah me!
He kiss'd me there.

O Cherry Tree, sad Cherry Tree!
Now are thy branches bare:
The leafless boughs repeat to me --
He is not there.


Submitted by Sharon Krebs [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)


Text added to the website: 2011-07-14.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:28
Line count: 12
Word count: 67

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