The grape-blue hills are ripe, A thrill has stirred the aspen's carillon. You foolish, chattering birds, be still: My [lover's]1 gone. Thunder is on the fields and fear, No thrushes sing, And no bees hum, But my heart's belfry rocks. O hear! My [lover's]1 come!
1 Dougherty: "love is"
- by Mary Gladys Meredith Webb (1881 - 1927) [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 Celius Dougherty (1902 - 1986), "Song for autumn", 1962?, published 1962, copyright © 1962 [voice and piano], In Celius Dougherty, 30 Art Songs in Original Keys for Medium/High Voice, G. Schirmer/Hal Leonard, New York, 1962 [ sung text checked 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website: 2019-02-15
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Word count: 45