The sea hath its pearls, The heaven hath its stars; But my heart, my heart, My heart has its love. Great are the sea and the heaven; Yet greater is my heart, And fairer than pearls and stars Flashes and beams my love. Thou little, youthful maiden, Come unto my great heart; My heart, and the sea and the heaven Are melting away [with]1 love!
Song Cycle by Sir Edward Cuthbert Bairstow (1874 - 1946)
2. The sea hath its pearls  [sung text not yet checked]
- by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882), "The sea hath its pearls", appears in The Belfry of Bruges and Other Poems, first published 1846 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
- a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Die Nordsee, in Erster Zyklus, in 7. Nachts in der Kajüte, no. 1
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1 White: "for"
Researcher for this text: Joanna Lonergan
4. I arise from dreams  [sung text not yet checked]
I arise from dreams of thee In the first sweet sleep of night, When the winds are breathing low, And the stars are shining bright: I arise from dreams of thee, And a spirit in my feet [Has]1 led me - who knows how? To thy chamber window, Sweet! The wandering airs they faint On the dark, the silent stream - The Champak odours fail Like sweet thoughts in a dream; The nightingale's complaint, It dies upon her heart; - As I must die on thine, O belovèd as thou art! Oh lift me from the grass! I die! I faint! I fail! Let thy love in kisses rain On my lips and eyelids pale. My cheek is cold and white, alas! My heart beats loud and fast; - Oh! press it to thine own again, Where it will break at last.
- by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 - 1822), "Lines to an Indian Air" [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- CZE Czech (Čeština) (Jaroslav Vrchlický) , "Řádky k indické melodii"
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Indische Serenade", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
1 Delius: "Hath"
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