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by James Stephens (1882 - 1950)
The moon is shining on the sea
The moon is shining on the sea : Every night the moon looks down Through the spaces quietly ; And no matter though I be In the houses of the town, Something always says to me, The moon is shining on the sea. Along the boulevard I pace. Peeping up among the trees. And I see her gentle face Looking through immensities ; And while I stare there comes to me The distant murmur of the sea. For they love each other well : All across the depth of space They are reaching out their arms, They are looking face to face, The pretty, timid moon and the Poor, unhappy, little sea.
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- by James Stephens (1882 - 1950), "A song for lovers", appears in Songs from the Clay, first published 1915 [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 Walter Byron Mourant (1910 - 1995), "Lovers" [ soprano and piano ], note: may be incorrect text for this title [sung text not yet checked]
- by (Joseph) Deems Taylor (1885 - 1966), "A song for lovers", 1920 [ voice and piano ], from Three songs [sung text not yet checked]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2009-01-26
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Word count: 112