As the gloaming shadows creep Through the forest deep Fra Nightingale sings sweet Sings sweet through the forest deep As through the trees the moonbeams sweep, Lo! a maid with eager feet Seeks in vain her love to greet. Ah sweet, why moan, why moan and weep? For aye the gloaming shadows creep And hearts will cease to beat Still Fra Nightingale sings sweet, Sings sweet when love is deep.
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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), "As the gloaming shadows creep", op. 56 no. 4, published 1898, from Four Songs, no. 4. [text verified 1 time]
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