All day I hear the noise of waters Making moan, Sad as the sea-bird is, when going Forth alone, He hears the [winds]1 cry to the waters' Monotone. The grey winds, the cold winds are blowing Where I go. I hear the noise of many waters Far below. All day, all night, I hear them [flowing]2 To and fro.
Song Cycle by Donald James Martino (1931 - 2005)
1. All day I hear the noise of waters  [sung text not yet checked]
- by James Joyce (1882 - 1941), no title, appears in Chamber Music, no. 35, first published 1908 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
1 Coulthard: "wind's"
2 Coulthard: "blowing"
Researcher for this text: John Versmoren
2. The half-moon westers low, my love  [sung text not yet checked]
The half-moon westers low, my love, And the wind brings up the rain; And wide apart we lie, my love, And seas between the twain. I know not if it rains, my love, In the land where you do lie; And oh, so sound you sleep, my love. You know no more than I.
- by Alfred Edward Housman (1859 - 1936), no title, appears in Last Poems, no. 26, first published 1922 [author's text checked 2 times against a primary source]
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