One thing comes And another thing goes; Frosts in November Drive away the rose; Like a blowing ember ... The windflower blows And drives away the snows. It is sad to remember And sorrowful to pray; Let us laugh and be merry, Who have seen today The last of the cherry And the first of the may; And neither one will stay.
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- by Elinor Wylie (1885 - 1928), "Fair Annet's song", appears in Angels and Earthly Creatures: A Sequence of Sonnets, first published 1928 [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 Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, Sir (1891 - 1975), "Fair Annet's song", 1940, published 1942, first performed 1941 [ low voice and piano ], from Seven American Poems, no. 6 [sung text not yet checked]
- by John Woods Duke (1899 - 1984), "Fair Annet's song", 1984 [ medium voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Mary (Carlisle) Howe (1882 - 1964), "Fair Annet's song", published 1959 [ voice and piano ], from English Songs, Part I [sung text not yet checked]
- by Paul Nordoff (1909 - 1977), "Fair Annette's song", published 1938 [ soprano and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
Researcher for this text: Ted Perry
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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