Art thou pale for weariness Of climbing heaven and gazing on the earth, Wandering companionless Among the stars that have a different birth, -- And ever changing, like a joyless eye That finds no object worth its constancy? [ ... ]
Three Baritone Songs
Song Cycle by Will Ogdon (1921 - 2013)
1. Moon song  [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 - 1822), "To the Moon", first published 1824 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- CZE Czech (Čeština) (Jaroslav Vrchlický) , "Měsíci", Prague, J. Otto, first published 1901
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
2. Slow, slow fresh fount  [sung text checked 1 time]
Slow, slow, fresh fount, keep time with my salt tears: [Yet slower, yet; O faintly,]1 gentle springs: List to the heavy part the music bears, Woe weeps out her [division]2 when she sings. Droop herbs and flowers, Fall grief in showers, Our [beauties are]3 not ours; [O, I could still,]4 Like melting snow upon some craggy hill, [Drop, drop, drop, drop,]5 Since [nature's]6 pride is, now, a withered daffodil.
- by Ben Jonson (1572 - 1637), from Cynthia's Revels, Act I Scene 2.  [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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1 Horsley: "O slower yet, O fainter"
2 Horsley: "division"
3 Horsley: "beauty is"
4 Quilter: "Or I could still"; Horsley: "O could I still"
5 Horsley: "Fall down, fall down."
6 Horsley: "summer's"
Researcher for this text: Ted Perry
3. O let me climb  [sung text checked 1 time]
O let me climb When I lie down. The pious souls by night Is like a clouded star Whose beams tho said To shed their light Under some dark cloud Yet are above And shine and move Beyond that misty shroud. So in my bed That curtained grave, though Sleep like ashes hides by lamp, And life I will Thee abide.
- by Henry Vaughan (1622 - 1695) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]