Dreamily over the roofs The cold spring rain is falling; Out in a lonely tree A bird is calling, calling. Softly over the earth The wings of night are falling; My heart, like the bird in the tree, Is calling, calling, calling.
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- by Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933), "Twilight", appears in Helen of Troy and Other Poems, first published 1911 [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 Ernst Bacon (1898 - 1990), "Twilight" [sung text not yet checked]
- by Brad Mehldau (b. 1970), "Twilight ", from Love Songs, no. 4 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Harold Vincent Milligan (1888 - 1951), "Twilight", published 1917 [ voice and piano ], from 5 Lyrics by Sara Teasdale [sung text not yet checked]
- by Wintter Haynes Watts (1884 - 1962), "Wings of Night", published 1917 [ high voice, piano ] [sung text checked 1 time]
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