As we rush, as we rush in the train The trees and the houses go wheeling back, But the starry heavens above the plain Come flying on our track All the beautiful stars of the sky, The silver doves of the forest of Night Over the dull earth swarm and fly Companions of our flight. We will rush ever on without fear; Let the goal be far, the flight be fleet For we carry the Heavens with us dear, While the earth slips from our feet!
- by James Thomson (1834 - 1882), "In the Train" [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 Jean Mary Anderson (b. 1939), "In the train", 1989, from Three Songs for Baritone, Flute and Piano, no. 1 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Richard Stöhr (1874 - 1967), "In the Train", op. 91 (Twelve Songs) no. 7 (1943-1944) [ voice and piano ], unpublished; manuscript at Saint Michael's College Archives and available in scanned form at the Petrucci Music Library [sung text checked 1 time]
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