Because it is the day of Palms Carry a palm for me, Carry a palm in Santa Chiara And I will watch the sea. [ There are no palms in Santa Chiara To-day or any day for me.]1 I sit and watch the little sail Lean side-ways on the sea, The sea is blue from here to Sorrento And the sea-wind comes to me [And]1 I see the white clouds lift from Sorrento And the dark sail lean upon the sea. I have grown tired of all these things, And what is left for me? I have no place in Santa Chiara There is no peace upon the sea. But carry a palm in Santa Chiara, Carry a palm for me.
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- by Arthur Symons (1865 - 1945), "Palm Sunday : Naples", appears in Images of Good and Evil, first published 1899 [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 John (Nicholson) Ireland (1879 - 1962), "Santa Chiara", 1925, published 1925. [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
- by Ernest John Moeran (1894 - 1950), "The Day of Palms", R. 18 (1922), published 1932. [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
- by John Musto (b. 1954), "Palm Sunday: Naples", from Quiet songs, no. 5. [text verified 1 time]
- by Harold Noble (1903 - 1998), "Naples Bay", published 1956. [medium voice and piano] [text not verified]
- by Mary Sheldon , "Palm Sunday", published <<1940. [text not verified]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Neapel", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Ted Perry
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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