Five songs

Song Cycle by William Baines (1899 - 1922)

Word count: 88

1. Fountains [sung text not yet checked]

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2. Fern song [sung text not yet checked]

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3. By the sea [sung text not yet checked]

Why does the sea moan evermore?
Shut out from heaven it makes its moan,
It frets against the boundary shore;
All earth's full rivers cannot fill
The sea, that drinking thirsteth still.

Sheer miracles of loveliness
Lie hid in its unlooked-on bed:
Anemones, salt, passionless,
Blow flower-like; just enough alive
To blow and multiply and thrive.

Shells quaint with curve, or spot, or spike,
Encrusted live things argus-eyed,
All fair alike, yet all unlike,
Are born without a pang, and die
Without a pang, and so pass by. 

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Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani

4. A lyric (The vigil) [sung text not yet checked]

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  • by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
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5. Morning [sung text not yet checked]

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