On the road to Arcadie,
Past the mountains, past the sea
Past the crossroads soberly
To Arcadie, to Arcadie.
Pilgrims of a dream are we
Knowing not if true it be,
But we press on silently
To Arcadie, to Arcadie,
Arcadie, oh Arcadie!
We are lost, we cannot see,
For the dust blows bitterly
On the road to Arcadie.
First published in The Yale Literary Magazine, volume 63, 1898.
Submitted by Nich Roehler
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: 2012-05-19.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:55
Line count: 12
Word count: 59
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working
on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has
never had any government or institutional funding, so if you
the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
- Emily Ezust
Browse imslp.org (Petrucci Music Library) for Lieder or choral works