The Fir tree felt it with a thrill And murmur of content; The last dead leaf its cable slipt And from its moorings went, The self-same silent messenger To one the shibboleth Of Life imparting, and to one The counter-sign of Death.
- by John Banister Tabb (1845 - 1909) [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 Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884 - 1920), "The first snowfall", A. 25 (1912?), published 1941. [medium voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2009-08-23
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