Four songs

Song Cycle by Charles Naginski (1909 - 1940)

?. The pasture [sung text checked 1 time]

I'm going out to clean the pasture spring;
I'll only stop to rake the leaves away
(And wait to watch the water clear, I may):
I sha'n't be gone long.
You come too.

I'm going out to fetch the little calf
That's standing by the mother.
It's so young,
It totters when she licks it with her tongue.
I sha'n't be gone long.
You come too.

Authorship:

See other settings of this text.

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

?. Under the harvest moon [sung text checked 1 time]

  Under the harvest moon,
When the soft silver
Drips shimmering
Over the garden nights,
Death, the gray mocker,
Comes and whispers to you
As a beautiful friend
Who remembers.
 
  Under the summer roses
When the flagrant crimson
Lurks in the dusk
Of the wild red leaves,
Love, with little hands,
Comes and touches you
With a thousand memories,
And asks you
Beautiful, unanswerable questions.

Authorship:

See other settings of this text.

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

?. Night Song at Amalfi [sung text not yet checked]

I asked the heaven of stars
 What I should give my love --
It answered me with silence,
 Silence above.

I asked the darkened sea
 Down where the fishers go --
It answered me with silence,
 Silence below.

Oh, I could give him weeping,
 Or I could give him song --
But how can I give silence
 My whole life long?

Authorship:

See other settings of this text.

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
Total word count: 189