"La noche buena se viene, La noche buena se va, Y nosotros nos iremos Y no volveremos mas." -- Old Villancico. Sweet evenings come and go, love, They came and went of yore: This evening of our life, love, Shall go and come no more. When we have passed away, love, All things will keep their name; But yet no life on earth, love, With ours will be the same. The daisies will be there, love, The stars in heaven will shine: I shall not feel thy wish, love, Nor thou my hand in thine. A better time will come, love, And better souls be born: I would not be the best, love, To leave thee now forlorn.
- by Mary Ann Evans (1819 - 1880), as George Eliot, "Sweet evenings come and go, love" [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875 - 1912), "Sweet evenings come and go, love", op. 37 no. 4 (1898), published 1899 [voice and piano], Novello [text not verified]
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