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by James Stephens (1882 - 1950)
A bird sings now
A bird sings now; Merrily Sings he Of his mate on the bough. And her eggs in the tree ; But yonder a hawk Swoops out of the blue And the singing is over -- Is this true ? God now have mercy on me and on you.
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- by James Stephens (1882 - 1950), "Ora pro nobis", appears in The Hill of Vision, first published 1912, rev. 1926 [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 John Woods Duke (1899 - 1984), "A bird sings now", 1948 [ mezzo-soprano and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Walter Byron Mourant (1910 - 1995), "A bird sings now" [ medium voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2009-01-22
Line count: 10
Word count: 47