The Swan bent low to the Lily, Mid wav'ring shadows green, And the songs he murmur'd softly, Know'st thou what they mean? I could tell thee truly, But Oh, I may not dare; Look in my eyes and tell me, What said the Lily fair?
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- by Edward Alexander MacDowell (1860 - 1908) [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Edward Alexander MacDowell (1860 - 1908), "The Swan bent low to the Lily", op. 56 no. 2, published 1898, from Four Songs, no. 2. [text verified 1 time]
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