Grant me but a day, love, But a day, Ere I give my heart, My heart away, Ere I say the word I'll ne'er unsay. Is it earnest with me? Is it play? Did the world in arms Cry to me, "Stay!" Not a moment then Would I delay. Yet, for very love, I say thee nay. Ere I give my heart, My heart away, Grant me but a day, love, But a day!
- by Mary Coleridge (1861 - 1907), "Larghetto", appears in Poems, no. 2, first published 1907 [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 Charles Villiers Stanford, Sir (1852 - 1924), "Larghetto", op. 127 (Eight partsongs) no. ?, published 1912. [SATB chorus a cappella] [text not verified]
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