Sing on, there in the swamp! O singer bashful and tender, I hear your notes, I hear your call. I hear. I come presently, I understand you, But a moment I linger, for the lustrous star has detain'd me, The star, my departing comrade, holds and detains me.
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- by Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892), no title, appears in Memories of President Lincoln, in When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd, no. 9 [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 Paul Hindemith (1895 - 1963), "Sing on, there in the swamp!" [baritone, mezzo-soprano, chorus and orchestra], from the cantata When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd, no. 5 [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Paul Hindemith (1895 - 1963), "Sing on, there in the swamp!", published 1944 [high voice or medium voice and piano], from Nine English Songs, no. 7 [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
This text (or a part of it) is used in a work
- by Roger Sessions (1896 - 1985), "Over the breast of the spring, the land, amid cities", from the cantata When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd, no. 2
Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:
- Also set in German (Deutsch), adapted by Johannes Schlaf (1862 - 1941) ; composed by Paul Hindemith.
Researcher for this text: Ahmed E. Ismail
This text was added to the website: 2003-11-04
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