The fairy beam upon you The stars to glister on you A moon of light In the noon of night till the firedrake hath o’ergone you The wheel of fortune guide you The Boy with the Bow runneth aye in the way Till the bird of day and the luckier lot betide you.
- by Ben Jonson (1572 - 1637) [author's text not yet checked 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 Douglas Steele (1910 - 1999), "The fairy beam upon you", Manchester, Forsyth Publications [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Mike Pearson
This text was added to the website: 2015-11-02
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Word count: 53