She rested by the Broken Brook, She drank of Weary Well, She moved beyond my lingering look, Ah, whither none can tell! She came, she went. In other lands, Perchance in fairer skies, Her hands shall cling with other hands, Her eyes to other eyes. She vanished. In the sounding town, Will she remember too? Will she recall the eyes of brown As I recall the blue?
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- by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894), "The unforgotten", appears in Songs of Travel and other verses, no. 5, first published 1896 [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 Ronald A. Beckett , "She rested by the Broken Brook", 2019 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875 - 1912), "She rested by the Broken Brook", <<1912 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Sidney Homer (1864 - 1953), "The unforgotten", op. 15 no. 3, from Six Songs from "Underwoods", no. 3 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Nick Peros , "She rested by the Broken Brook" [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Humphrey Procter-Gregg (1895 - 1980), "The unforgotten" [ voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Elliott Schenck , "She rested by the Broken Brook", published 1902, from The Unforgotten [sung text not yet checked]
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