Memory, hither come And tune your merry notes; And while upon the wind Your music floats, I'll pore upon the stream, Where sighing lovers dream, And fish for fancies as they pass Within the watery glass. I'll drink of the clear stream, And hear the linnet's song, And there I'll lie and dream The day along; And when night comes I'll go To places fit for woe, Walking along the darkened valley, With silent melancholy.
Three Blake Songs
Song Cycle by Roger Quilter (1877 - 1953)
1. Dream valley  [sung text checked 1 time]
- by William Blake (1757 - 1827), "Memory, hither come", written 1783, appears in Poetical Sketches [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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2. The wild flower's song  [sung text not yet checked]
As I wander'd the forest, The green leaves among, I heard a wild flower Singing a song: "I slept in the dark In the silent night, I murmur'd my fears And I felt delight. "In the morning I went As rosy as morn To seek for a new Joy, But I met with scorn."
- by William Blake (1757 - 1827), "The wild flower's song", from Life, Vol. II, first published 1863 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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3. Daybreak  [sung text not yet checked]
To find the Western path, Right thro' the Gates of Wrath I urge my way; Sweet Mercy leads me on With soft repentant moan: I see the break of day. The war of swords and spears, Melted by dewy tears, Exhales on high; The Sun is freed from fears, And with soft grateful tears Ascends the sky.
- by William Blake (1757 - 1827), "Morning", written c1800-10, from the Rossetti manuscript, part II [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- RUS Russian (Русский) [singable] (Dmitri Smirnov) , copyright © 1981, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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