Will you come in early spring? Come at Easter, or in May? Or when Whitsuntide may bring Longer light to show your way? Will you come, if you be true For to quicken love anew? Will you call in spring or fall? O come, o come now soon!
Song Cycle by Elizabeth Maconchy (1907 - 1994)
1. Come!  [sung text checked 1 time]
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- a text in English by William Barnes (1801 - 1886), appears in Hwomely Rhymes. A Second Collection of Poems in the Dorset Dialect
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2. Will you come?  [sung text checked 1 time]
Will you come? [Will you come?]1 Will you ride So late At my side? O, will you come? [Will you come? Will you come]1 If the night Has a moon, [Full and bright? O, will you come]1? [Would you come?]1 Would you come If the noon Gave light, Not the moon? [Beautiful]2, would you come? [Would you have come?]1 Would you have come Without scorning, Had it been Still morning? Beloved, would you have come? If you come Haste and come, Owls have cried; It grows dark To ride. Beloved, beautiful, come.
- by Edward Thomas (1878 - 1917), as Edward Eastaway, "Will you come?", first published 1917 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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1 omitted by Maconchy.
2 Maconchy: "O beautiful"
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3. To the night  [sung text checked 1 time]
[ ... ] Death will come when thou art dead, Soon, too soon - Sleep will come when thou art fled; Of neither would I ask the boon I ask to thee, beloved Night - Swift be [thine]1 approaching flight, Come soon, soon!
- by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 - 1822), "To night" [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) , "Noci", Prague, J. Otto, first published 1901
- HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Dezső Kosztolányi) , "Az Éjhez"
1 Maconchy: "thy"
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