Myself when young did eagerly frequent Doctor and Saint and heard great argument About it and about: but evermore Came out by that same door as in I went.
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- by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883), appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, First Edition, no. 27, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Second Edition, no. 30, first published 1859 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
- a text in Persian (Farsi) by Hakim Omar Khayyám (c1048 - c1122) [text unavailable]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Granville Ransome Bantock, Sir (1868 - 1946), "Myself when young did eagerly frequent", published 1906 [ soli, chorus, and orchestra ], from Omar Khayyám, Part I, no. 27, Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel [sung text not yet checked]
- by Redgewell Dansie , "Myself when young", published 1919 [ voice and piano ], from Songs from "Omar Khayyám", no. 3, London : Augener [sung text not yet checked]
- by Emma Lou Diemer (b. 1927), "Myself when young did eagerly frequent", published 1970 [ SATB chorus a cappella ], from Verses from the Rubáiyát, no. 3, NY : Boosey & Hawkes [sung text not yet checked]
- by Michael Richard Miller (b. 1932), "Myself when young", 1975-7 [ mixed chorus, baritone, soprano, 4 percussion, timpani, piano, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, violin, viola, and violoncello ], from Verses from the Tentmaker, no. 2, cantata  [sung text not yet checked]
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- Also set in English, a translation by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883) , no title, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Third Edition, no. 27, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Fourth Edition, no. 27 ; composed by Richard Layton Kent, Liza Lehmann.
Researcher for this text: Barbara Miller
This text was added to the website: 2006-04-08
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Word count: 29