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Were all the world like you

Language: English

Were all the world like you, my dear,
Were all the world like you,
Oh, there'd be darts in all our hearts
From sunset to the dew.
For life would be Love's jubilee
Where all were two and two,
And lovers' rhyme the only crime,
Were all the world like you, my dear,
Were all the world like you.

Were all the world like you, my dear,
Were all the world like you,
There'd be no pain nor clouds nor rain,
No kisses overdue;
But sweetest sighs and pleading eyes,
Where Cupid's arrow flew,
And lovers' rhyme the only crime,
Were all the world like you, my dear,
Were all the world like you.


Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Authorship


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

  • by Arthur Foote (1853 - 1937), "Were all the world like you", op. 64 (Duets, soprano, tenor, piano) no. 2, published 1908 [vocal duet for soprano and tenor with piano], Boston : A.P. Schmidt [
     text not verified 
    ]

Text added to the website: 2012-04-14.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:52
Line count: 18
Word count: 114

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