On my heaven he flashed, as the meteor star Out of night will flame from afar. Ah how could I escape his spell? Deep, deep into my heart he fell. Ochone! I believed the stars that burn above Shone less true than his eyes of love. All their lamps beam on and on, But, my falling star, thou art gone. Ochone! And a new love claims my fealty now, Scant of speech and stern of brow. Until death I own his claim. Sorrow is my new love's name. Ochone!
- by Alfred Perceval Graves (1846 - 1931) [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 Charles Villiers Stanford, Sir (1852 - 1924), "The falling star", op. 76 no. 18, published 1901 [voice and piano], from Songs of Erin, no. 18, London, Boosey [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Mike Pearson
This text was added to the website: 2016-09-13
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