O what if the fowler my blackbird has taken? The sun lifts his head from the lip of the sea. Awaken, my blackbird, awaken, awaken! And sing to me out of my red fuchsia tree! O what if the fowler my blackbird has taken? The mountains grow white with the birds of the sea: But down in the garden, forsaken, forsaken, I'll weep all the day by my red fuchsia tree. Ah!
- from Volkslieder (Folksongs) , an old Manx ballad [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
- possibly by Charles Dalmon , an old Manx ballad [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 Roger Quilter (1877 - 1953), "The fuchsia tree", op. 25 (Six songs) no. 2 (1923), published 1923 [voice and piano], Winthrop Rogers [ sung text checked 1 time]
Researcher for this text: David K. Smythe
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 9
Word count: 72